A compensation of Rs 5 lakh each will be provided to the families of those persons who lost their lives in the Bodo movement, announced Union Home Minister Amit Shah after the signing of the historic Bodo Accord on January 27th, 2020.
“About 4000 people died in the Bodo movement, each family that lost a member during Bodo Movement would get an ex-gratia compensation of Rs 5 Lakh. Assam government will also notify Bodo language as the associate official language in the state,” Shah tweeted.
The Centre signed an accord with all four factions of the banned National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) at New Delhi bringing to an end the decades-long statehood movement which saw much agitations, violence and bloodshed.
A Special Development Package Rs 1500 Crore will be given by the Centre to undertake specific projects for the development of Bodo areas. “After the agreement, NDFB factions will leave the path of violence, surrender their weapons & disband their armed organizations within a month of signing the deal,” he added.
Shah also mentioned that 1,550 cadres along with 130 weapons will surrender on January 30th, 2020. “Around 1,550 cadres of NDFB(P), NDFB(RD) & NDFB(S) will be rehabilitated by GOI and Assam Govt,” he wrote on the microblogging site.
The four factions of the NDFB, which signed the pact, are led by Ranjan Daimary, Govinda Basumatary, Dhiren Boro and B Saoraigwra. The All Bodo Students’ Union was the key signatory of the Bodo Accord.
“Final & comprehensive solution to their demands has been made, while retaining the territorial integrity of Assam. After the agreement, NDFB factions will leave the path of violence, surrender their weapons & disband their armed organizations within a month of signing the deal,” he further wrote.