Monday, September 21, 2009

New political party demands for separate State

UDALGURI, Sept 21: A new political outfit –– United Democratic Party Front (UDPF)–– came into existence in a two-day political convention organized by the Indigenous Tribal People’s Federation at Udalguri. The Bodo, Rabha, Mising, Tiwa, Deuri, Sonowal, Thengal, Kachari, Rajbonshi, Chutia, Karbi, Hajong, Garo and Moran-Motok communities assembled and discussed their common problems of the State in the federation. The party selected Kanta Kumar Narzary as its president and Tulsi Manar Rabha as its general secretary.

The political party raised the issues of NDFB, UPDS and DHD and urged the Union Government to initiate political peace talks. They also urged the government for the inclusion of Rabha, Mising, Tiwa, Sonowal, Deuri and Thengal Autonomous Councils into sixth schedule of the Indian Constitution and to conduct elections, to schedule Koch-Rajbonshi, Chutia, Moran and Motok communities without disturbing the quotas of plain tribes, to grant tribal status to Rabha and Bodo people living in the Karbi Anglong district, autonomies to the Mech-Kachari people and Kacharis living in plain areas, re-demarcation of constituencies of Asom and to update the citizens register, to take appropriate actions to stop influx from Bangladesh Bhutan and Nepal and a separate State comprising the Bodo, Rabha, Mising, Tiwa, Sonowal and Thengal autonomies and Tribal dominated areas of Asom. THE SENTINEL

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