Guwahati, 29 May-2014: Allegedly cornered and neglected by the ruling Congress government, minorities in Assam now pins hope on the new Prime Minister Narendra Modi for justice. Even as Modi government takes the new office in New Delhi, minorities sought his intervention in bringing peace and normalcy in trouble torn Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD).
In a citizens’ meets organized by the All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) in Guwahati, the participant civil society and AAMSU expressed their faith and hope on the newly elected PM to deliver in the interest of the minorities who now have been sandwiched between the policy makers in the congress government and the gun throttling militants.
All BTC Minority Students Union (ABMSU) which staged semi-nude protest in front of Raj Bhawan in the city on Tuesday on the other hand requested the PM to send a high level delegation to study the volatile BTAD.
The students’ body also demanded governor’s rule slamming the Congress government for failing to control the bloodshed in BTAD.
“We want Narendra Modi to send a high level delegation to the violence hit areas and assess the ground reality. Only then the new central government will come to know the pathetic condition of the people living in the region. We are fed up with the Congress government over the last decade, the ruling party has failed to protect the rights of the minorities,” ABMSU general secretary Lafiqul Islam Ahmed told TwoCircles.net as more than a thousand activists sat in protests.
The students’ body which represents the minorities, especially the Muslims in the BTAD also expressed their hope that Modi will rise up to the expectation and prove the ‘anti-Muslim’ tag wrong. “We believe that Narendra Modi will be rise high to the expectations of the people.
Besides, ABMSU urged the Assam governor JB Patnaik to take charge of the governance in BTAD. “The governor should immediately take charge of ruling in the BTAD which the state government and the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) have utterly failed. Many lives of innocent people have been lost and we do not want to see such days more,” Ahmed added.
The students’ body also reiterated the demand of seizure of all the illegal arms and arrest of main accused who were involved in the recent killing of 45 odd people in Kokrajhar and Baksa district.
If the state government fails to address the problem immediately, ABMSU will start railway blockade for indefinite period to make their voice heard. In 2012, another bloody violence in BTAD witnessed killing of around 100 lives which displaced lakhs in the region.
With the huge victory of Naba Kumar Sarania alias Heera Sarania in the just concluded Lok Sabha polls from Kokrajhar constituency, the heart of BTAD, has already sent a message across against the Tarun Gogoi led Congress government and Hangrama Mohilary led Bodoland Territorial Council.
(Input source: Two Circles)