The long-standing demand of a separate state in the northeast is expected to stop. Four factions seeking separate Bodoland in Assam have decided to leave the path of violence. On Monday, the NDFB entered into an agreement with the Assam government in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, under which Bodoland will no longer be sought.
A separate state was being led by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), but the picture changed completely after the government took a tough stand.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Today Centre, Assam Govt and Bodo representatives have signed an important agreement. This agreement will ensure a golden future for Assam and for the Bodo people.”
A historic agreement signed between GOI, Assam Govt and Bodo representatives to end a 50-year-old Bodo crisis.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 27, 2020
The agreement is in line with PM Shri @NarendraModi’s vision for the progress of the North East and empowerment of the people of the region. pic.twitter.com/FIILxyLNSf
According to this agreement, NDFB factions will leave the path of violence, surrender their weapons & disband their armed organizations within a month of signing the deal.
Final & comprehensive solution to their demands has been made, while retaining the territorial integrity of Assam. After the agreement, NDFB factions will leave the path of violence, surrender their weapons & disband their armed organizations within a month of signing the deal. pic.twitter.com/k3GS8T0Jy1— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 27, 2020
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “1550 cadres along with 130 weapons will surrender on 30th January. As the Home Minister, I want to assure all representatives that all promises will be fulfilled in a time-bound manner.”
Around 1500 cadres of NDFB(P), NDFB(RD) & NDFB(S) will be rehabilitated by GOI and Assam Govt.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 27, 2020
A Special Development Package Rs. 1500 Crore will be given by the Union Government to undertake specific projects for the development of Bodo areas. pic.twitter.com/1d0cc0AtBN
This Bodoland movement became violent since 1987, 2823 civilians have lost their lives in the conflict. 949 Bodo cadre and 239 security forces have also lost their lives in this movement.
About 4000 people died in the Bodo movement. This historic agreement will usher in a new dawn of peace, progress and prosperity in the state of Assam.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 27, 2020
I congratulate CM @SarbanandSonwal for his pioneering efforts to make North-East the Ashta Lakshmi of PM Modi Ji’s vision. pic.twitter.com/ZoSBmxd3PQ
Two days ago, A total of 644 militants belonging to eight banned organizations of Assam surrendered before the state Chief Minister Sabarnand Sonowal on Thursday. The eight banned organisations were:
- United Liberation Front Assam (ULFA)
- National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB)
- Rabha National Liberation Front (RNLF)
- Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO)
- CPI (Maoist)
- National Liberation Front Of Bengali (NLFB).
- National Santhal Liberation Army (NSLA)
- Adivashi Dragon Fighter (ADF)
Also Read: 644 Terrorists Surrendered In Assam
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Today is a very special day for India. The Accord with Bodo groups, which has been inked today will lead to transformative results for the Bodo people. “
Ushering in a new dawn of peace, harmony and togetherness!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 27, 2020
Today is a very special day for India.
The Accord with Bodo groups, which has been inked today will lead to transformative results for the Bodo people. pic.twitter.com/Y0QYlWvYqU
Bodo Accord inked today stands out for many reasons.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 27, 2020
It successfully brings together the leading stakeholders under one framework.
Those who were previously associated with armed resistance groups will now be entering the mainstream and contributing to our nation’s progress. pic.twitter.com/h7hCRI1o5H
The Accord with Bodo groups will further protect and popularise the unique culture of the Bodo people.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 27, 2020
They will get access to a wide range of development oriented initiatives.
We are committed to doing everything possible to help the Bodo people realise their aspirations. pic.twitter.com/icZFHD1J04