Historic Tripartite Agreement signed to resolve the Bodo issue

For a comprehensive solution to the Bodo issue, The Central Government and the State Government of Assam on Monday, 27th January 2020 signed a tripartite agreement with the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). The Bodo tribal group was demanding a separate state of Bodoland from Assam for several years. The agreement was signed in the presence of the Union Home Minister of India, Amit Shah by Joint Secretary of Home Ministry (on behalf of Central Government), Chief Minister of Assam along with the Chief Secretary of Assam (on behalf of Assam Government) and by the leadership of four factions of the NDFB and ABSU.
The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) and another group called United Bodo People’s Organisation, which led the insurgency, also signed the agreement. More than 1500 militants of NDFB are expected to surrender with arms. Rs.1500 crore has been sanctioned by the government for implementing the accord in the next three years.  Also following the agreement on Thursday, 30th January 2020, more than 1500 Bodo members are expected to surrender with about 100 weapons.

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