To the next talks, Bodoland has remained an apple of discord as the same geographical location has been demanded by the other communities with fewer competencies. Recently, some of our honoured leaders have claimed themselves as the only precursor of Bodoland movement, that they can conceive separate Bodoland state only on the lines of the present BTC which lacks many advantages of administration development. They think of conceiving a full pledged statehood with increased power of home and finance department to be independent and free from state interference. The govt. hinted it and it may also materialize.
It’s a good idea intertwined with the idea of integrity and understanding. Many of the intellectuals support this idea.
But, the reality has been quite different at present. The recent up rise of the anti-Bodo elements in the heart of Bodoland has resulted due to the deprivation of their rights and privileges as they asserted and it has crippled the very foundation of the unity that the Bodos had been enjoying under the leaderships of BPF and ABSU. It would be a gross mistake on the parts of BPF to say that they had never been a part of Boodoland movement under the aegis of ABSU in the past. It was a time to establish the greater Bodo nation in the corridors of developed nation, but our lethargic and selfish motive has led to the degradation to the root level.
As reported and to everybody’s knowledge, the ABSU will assert its continued demand for Bodoland and in parallel the ruling BPF may assert its influence on to promulgate Home and Finance department to the BTC for more efficient governance. Both are a welcome gesture on the part of the all round development of the Bodoland. Narrow criticism, abusive language and threats will never serve the Bodos for unity and understanding rather may create communal hatred, disharmony and bloodsheds. We have to appease the anti-elements by any means!!!
It’s a time to respond to the call of the day and take a strategic role for the Bodo nation.
Let us shun violence, let peace and unity reign Bodoland.
R E G U L A R F E A T U R E S
SC asks Centre to file affidavitSPL CORRESPONDENT
NEW DELHI, Oct 18 – Upset with the inordinate delay in finalising the time-frame for updating of Register of Indian Citizens (NRIC), the today asked the Centre to file an additional within , detailing its plan of action.
Resuming a hearing on the issue, HL Gokhale and Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the Counsel representing the Government of India to file an additional affidavit by October 25, intimating the court when it proposed to issue a gazette and specify a time-frame for finalisation of the modalities for the update of the NRIC.
The Court also wanted to know when the Centre proposed to release Rs 440 crore to the Government of Assam – the cost of updating the NRIC.
The apex court was hearing the writ petition (civil) filed by the Assam Public Works (APW), seeking directions on the update of the NRIC. The next date of hearing is scheduled for October 25.
Meanwhile, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has filed an petition in the case, in which the Sanmilita Mahasangha is also a petitioner.
The Supreme Court, meanwhile, pulled up the Centre for the delay in finalising the modalities, fixing a time-frame for updating the NRIC and sanctioning the required fund.
Reacting to , AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya told this newspaper that “the critical remarks by the division bench only confirm what we have been saying that the Centre is deliberately delaying the process. The AASU wants the total implementation of the Assam Accord in letter and within a specific time-frame.”
While hearing the case on August 23, the Supreme Court had asked the Centre to issue a gazettenotification and submit financial estimates for implementation of the NRIC update and report to the Court on October 18.
The Centre, on the other hand, informed the Court that it needs eight to 10 months’ time for development of selection of vendors for data entry, etc., for the purpose.
The Bench of Justice Gokhale and Justice Gogoi, however, asked it to submit the necessary documents by the next date of hearing.
Result of the last week:
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