13 Sep

Bodo Agreement Insights

Many of the provisions of the recent peace agreement are revised versions of the previous two. For example, the granting of increased legislative, executive and financial powers to the existing Bodoland Territories Council. Sign up for the ST Asian Insider newsletter to get an exclusive asia overview from our network of foreign correspondents. NEW DELHI (THE DAILY STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The signing on January 28 of the tripartite peace agreement between different factions of the National Democratic Front (NDFB), the Indian government and the Assam authorities has created the conditions needed to end one of the longest-running uprisings in the northeastern indian state. The Centre, the Assam government and the Bodo groups have signed an agreement for peace and development. It remains to be seen how the third agreement works. “All stakeholders of Bodo company have signed this agreement which reaffirms the territorial integrity of Assam,” Said Minister of State Himanta Biswa Sarma in Delhi. Under the agreement, NDFB groups will leave the path of violence, surrender their weapons and dissolve their armed organizations within one month of signing the agreement. The response must contain a detailed analysis of the Bodo Agreement strikes and the threats it could pose to non-Bodo people in Assam and what needs to be done to tackle the problem. This agreement has been described as the third agreement.

According to the Union government, the signing of the agreement will put an end to the 50-year-old Bodo crisis. This agreement is a series of concerted efforts to meet the aspirations of the Bodo people with regard to their cultural identity, language, education and economic development and political aspirations. . . .

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