The Ranjan Daimary faction of the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) on Thursday issued a new threat to security forces or “other Indian communities” residing in the Bodo belt, warning them of more “heinous and horrible results” if they made “any mistake or crime against the NDFB.”
The latest warning came after three days of serial killings by the outfit, in which 24 civilians, a majority of them Hindi-speaking people, were killed and about 20 others injured.
Organising secretary of the Daimary faction B. Naison extended the outfit's support to the Bodo National Convention to be held on November 18-19. In a statement, he urged the Bodoland People's Front, the Bodo Sahitya Sabha, the All Bodo Students' Union and other Bodo organisations to protest the alleged killings of innocent Bodos by police and security forces.
All passenger train services on the Rangiya-Murkongselek meter gauge section passing through the troubled northern Assam areas have been cancelled, while goods trains are running only during daylight.
‘Chhat puja' amid
In Guwahati, thousands of people hailing from Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh gathered near the Brahmaputra river bank to observe ‘Chhat puja' amidst heavy security.