Anjali Daimari Slams ‘Partial’ BJP; ‘No Ranjan, No Rest’ Slogans Rock Udalguri

Thousands took out rally demanding NDFB chairman Ranjan Daimary's release in Assam's Udalguri district on February 12, 2019
Thousands took out rally demanding NDFB chairman Ranjan Daimary's release in Assam's Udalguri district on February 12, 2019. Photo: TIME8

Highlights

  • Anjali Daimari accused the government of discrimination with NDFB
  • Thousands took out a rally demanding NDFB chairman Ranjan Daimari’s release
  • The whole process will harm the peace and harmony that the Bodos want, Anjali said

Udalguri, February 12, 2019

Almost after two weeks when the special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sentenced National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) chairman Ranjan Daimari to life imprisonment in October 30th, 2008 serial bomb blasts case in Assam, Bodo Women Justice Forum chairperson Anjali Daimari on February 12th, 2019 accused the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government of ‘discrimination’ with the organisation.

“There are several other organizations in Assam which killed people but they were excused. The NDFB which is in peace talks with the Government of India has been has to suffer the biased, partial attitude of the government,” she said.

Anjali alleged that the leaders of the United Liberation Front of Assam – Independent received ‘grand welcome’ upon landing in the country while on the other hand, Ranjan was brought to India from Bangladesh ‘tied with an iron chain’. “The whole process will harm the peace and harmony that the Bodos want,” she added.

Bodo Women Justice Forum chairperson Anjali Daimary
Bodo Women Justice Forum chairperson Anjali Daimari. Photo: TIME8

She further said, “We have never seen in the Indian democracy that the chief of a rebel group has been sentenced to life imprisonment when the peace-talk process with the Centre is underway. Revolutionists can get life imprisonment or the death penalty or whatever…it’s a part of the revolution.”

No Ranjan, No Rest

Thousands of people took out a rally on February 12th, 2019 under the aegis of Bodo Women Justice Forum, Bodo People’s Committee for Peace Initiative (BPCPI) and Society for Indigenous People’s Rights (SIPR) in Assam’s Udalguri district demanding NDFB chief’s early release. Slogans like ‘No Ranjan, No Vote’, ‘No Ranjan, No Rest’ rent the air.

On January 30th, 2019, a special court sentenced Ranjan alias DR Nabla to life imprisonment in the serial bomb blasts in Assam that claimed 88 lives and left around 500 injured on October 30th, 2008. Apart from Ranjan, nine others were also sentenced to life imprisonment. Including Daimary, 14 others were convicted in the October 30t, 2008 Assam bombings.