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    BTR: ABSU appeals to NLFB cadres to return home

    Some leaders of the disbanded NDFB have reportedly formed a new extremist group – National Liberation Front of Bodoland (NLFB) to revive the armed movement in Bodoland.

    BTR: ABSU appeals to NLFB cadres to return home

    Guwahati: The All Bodo Students Union on Wednesday appealed the recently formed extremist group National liberation Front of Bodoland (NLFB) to return to their homes by shunning the path of violence.

    In a recent incident, some leaders of the disbanded NDFB have reportedly formed a new extremist group – National liberation Front of Bodoland (NLFB) to revive armed movement in Bodoland.

    “All are urged to come back for building a peaceful and healthy society as a nationalist member of the community and be respectful citizens after long years of struggle for the society,” a release from the students’ organisation stated.

    They also said that the arms movement is not relevant now, as the issues and problems can be resolved through discussion by way of democratic and peaceful means.

    Reportedly, MD Batha, who was among 1,615 militants who laid down their weapons in January 2020, after the Centre signed the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) pact, was believed to be behind the ‘new’ outfit.

    The BTR accord was signed on January 17, 2020, with four groups of NDFB, ABSU, and UBPO for the greater interest of the Bodo people by resolving long pending issues with the interest for establishing permanent peace and speedy development in the region.

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