«Today, the Centre, the Assam government and Bodo representatives signed an important agreement. This agreement will ensure a golden future for Assam and the Bodo people,» shah said, adding that the agreement would meet political and economic requirements in addition to protecting Bodo`s language and culture. The optics? Or optimal delivery? The Bodo peace agreement raises sensitive issues for India in general and Far East India in particular. The agreement was announced on 27 January in New Delhi to end a conflict in the countries of origin of Bodo – or Boro, as they call themselves – in Assam. A solemn handover and integration ceremony is planned for the end of the week. This is Prime Minister Modi`s first visit to Assam since the CAA protests last year. He had earlier cancelled his summit with Japan`s Shinzo Abe, which was due to be held in Guwahati in December 2019, due to protests. The Prime Minister also skipped the opening ceremony of the Khelo India Youth Games in January 2020. The new agreement has raised new hopes, as peace in bodo`s heartland has been fragile for more than three decades. In 1993, 1996, 1998, 2008, 2012 and 2014, BTAD and neighbouring districts witnessed ethnic violence that resulted in thousands of deaths and the expulsion of several lakhs from different communities. Displaced people have been living in humane conditions in temporary aid camps for years. During this period, BTAD also witnessed a series of fratricidal killings in which gunmen murdered hundreds of supporters of ABSU, NDFB, GMP and other Bodo political forces.
The Minister of the Interior, Amit Shah, said on this occasion that the central government, the Government of Assam and the representative of Bodo have signed this historic agreement. , with 130 weapons. The agreement will give the Community certain political rights and some economic packages. Indeed, this could also have repercussions on the ongoing peace process on Naga, which would prompt the Naga rebels to demand territorial and administrative autonomy in the Naga`s native countries in Manipur, triggering a political firestorm and ethnic tensions between the Nagas and meitei, Manipur`s largest ethnic group. , whose language, culture and history dominate the state. On 27 January 2020, the central government (through the Ministry of the Interior) signed a tripartite agreement with the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), an insurgent group and two other groups, taking into account the objective of establishing lasting peace in the Bodo tribal areas of Assam. The agreement offers the Bodos political and economic benefits without their application to join their own state or trade union region. The All Bodo Students` Union (ABSU) has been leading a movement for a Bodoland state (another state of Assam) since 1972. The United Bodo People`s Organization (UBPO) was, along with NDFB and ABSU, a signatory to the Comprehensive Bodo Settlement Agreement – Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).