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April 8, 2021

Assam Bodo Agreement


The current agreement provides for the creation of a Commission, in accordance with Section 14 of the Sixth Calendar of the Constitution of India, which will recommend the inclusion or exclusion of tribal members in villages bordering BTAD DE areas. This commission will include, in addition to the State Government, representatives of ABSU and BTC. It will make its recommendation within six months of the notification date. But in light of the recent agreement that ends this part of Bodo`s policy, observers might say that this could lead to a new power struggle. “How many people can you stay for?” asked political scientist Sanjib Baruah. – In the 1960s and 1970s, calls for a separate state from Udayachal by Bodos and other tribes The Bodo Agreement offers political and economic benefits for tribal areas without seeking a separate Bodoland state or Union-specific territory. The tripartite agreement was signed by Minister Assam Sarbananda Sonowal, who heads four factions of the NDFB, Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary of ABSU, Ministry of Home Affairs and Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Chief Secretary of Assam. Bodoland (also Boroland), officially the Bodoland Territorial Region, is an autonomous region of Lower Assam, in northeastern India. It consists of four districts on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River, in the foothills of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh. It is managed by an elected body, known as the Bodoland Territorial Council and concluded as part of a peace agreement signed in February 2003, and its autonomy was renewed by an agreement signed in January 2020. The area covers more than 8,000 square kilometres and is mainly inhabited by the Bodo and other indigenous communities in Assam. [3] [4] NDFB fractions are led by Ranjan Daimari, Govinda Basumatary, Dhiren Boro and B Saoraigra. Nevertheless, state political commentators are not entirely convinced that the current unification will completely remove the state`s requirement.

“Bodoland`s request will continue if there is not at least one symbolic settlement,” said Kaustabh Deka, who teaches political science at Dibrugarh University.