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Sat, 29 Feb 2020

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State, UT status won’t be part of NDFB(S) package

State, UT status won’t be part of NDFB(S) package
January 25
10:22 2020

NET Bureau

The issue of separate Bodoland State and Union Territory (UT) status is unlikely to be part of the package proposed to be signed with the NDFB(S) militants who have surrendered on Thursday.

A day after they surrendered before the authorities, a delegation of the surrendered militants is scheduled to arrive in the National Capital on Friday to meet Centre’s Interlocutor AB Mathur.

Sources said that the group is likely to be holding a series of meetings with Central government officials.

Meanwhile, a senior Bodo leader, who is also part of the ongoing process, told this newspaper that it has been made clear to the surrendered militant leaders that the demand for separate State and UT status will not be part of the Bodoland package. “It has been clear that these two demands will not be considered,” said the Bodo leader, who requested anonymity.

All the demands should be within the purview of the Constitution, it has been further made clear, he added.

However, the Centre is willing to discuss demands like political rights of the Bodo people, safeguard of their language and culture and related matters, said the Bodo leader.

Meanwhile, the Bodo militant leaders have to draft a charter of demands and present it to the Centre. However, the Bodo militant leaders have been told that the Centre is keen to sign an accord without much delay.

At least 644 militant leaders have surrendered before the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday.

Source: The Assam Tribune

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