Kokrajhar, Sept 14: The National Democratic Front Boroland- Saoraigwra faction (NDFB-S) vowed to go ahead with its arms struggle for its demand for a ‘Sovereign Boroland’. The outfit on Thursday observed its ‘29th Martyrs Day’ in an undisclosed location and recalled all the martyrs who had sacrificed their lives for the cause of the ‘Sovereign Boroland’.
In a statement, NDFB-S president, B Saoraigwra said the Boro community has been suppressed, oppressed and exploited by the government as well ruling clique of the country. The NDFB has taken up arms struggle seeking ‘Sovereign Boroland’ for building a ‘Great Bodo Nation’ in the world. “The arms struggle will be continued till achieved of Sovereign Boroland”, Saoraigwra said in the statement.
“Nearly 3,000 members of the outfit have been martyred for the cause of Boroland since 1988. The day has been observed by the outfit in memory of former action commander B Bangburgwra, who was shot dead by the security forces on this day,” the statement also said.
The 29th Martyrs’ Day was observed by NDFB-Progressive at different designated camps in Kokrajhar, Baksa and Udalguri district on Thursday. The NDFB-Progressive has threatened to launch vigorous movement in support of their Boroland demand if the government fails to hold talks on the issue immediately. The outfit also observed 29th Martyrs’ Day
Member and leaders of NDFB-P and members of martyrs’ family paid homage to the departed souls at the Serfanguri designated camp in Kokrajhar. The NDFB flag was hoisted half mast by home secretary M Gerema.
NDFB-P general secretary, Gavinda Basumatary hoisted organisational flag at Barbari in Baska and paid floral tributes to the martyrs. In Udalguri, president, Dhiren Boro attended the programme and paid homage to the martyrs.
NDFB-P, assistant secretary for information and publicity, R Daokha expressed his unhappiness over the slow pace of peace talk on the Boroland issues and said that the militant outfit has been in ceasefire with government since 2005, but yet to receive a positive response from the government for bringing out a solution to their issues. He said the government has been tactically delaying the tripartite talks to discuss the Boroland issue.
The NDFB-Ranjan Daimary faction observed the day at Sonai designated camp in Udalguri district with a day-long programme. NDFB founder chairman Ranjan Daimary hoisted organisational flag and paid homage to the martyrs.