An open letter to The Hindu Daily Newspaper

Date:8/8/16

Hello Sir/Madam,

I am M **** Daimary and I belong from the Bodo kachari tribe from kokrajhar BTAD Assam I don’t know whom to address so I’m addressing in the name of The Hindu Daily newspaper.

Now first let me tell you something about The Bodos, The Bodos are an ethnic and linguistic aboriginal group of the Brahmaputra valley in the northeast part of India. The Bodos are recognized as a plains tribe in the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. Historically the great Bodos were known as the Mech. Even today the Bodos living in West Bengal, Nagaland and Nepal are called Mech. The Bodos use the term Bodosa (which is pronounced as Borosa meaning son of Bodo) to describe themselves. The Bodosa is Sub clan of Dimasa people. In short we can understand Bodo/Boro people are originated from Dimasa people. Even though Bodos are demographically separated they follow the same culture, tradition, language and religion

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The Hindu, 6 August 2016. Chennai Edition
Delhi edition
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The Hindu, 6 August 2016. Delhi Edition

As a news published on 06/08/16 by #TheHindu daily newspaper Headlining in the front page (Chennai and New Delhi edition & online edition) titled “14 dead as Bodo men target Assam market” (http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/14-dead-as-bodo-men-target-assam-market/article8950718.ece) now I want to ask you who is the Bodo man.? Who is Bodo militants? I am Bodo kachari am I a militant? Former Election commissioner of India Harishankar Brahma (retd IAS officer of 1975 batch) he is a Bodo was he the Bodo man on your Headlines who was targeting the market? Or he is a Bodo militant.? Rupjyoti Brahma Karjee a IFS officer consulate General of India Vladivostok (Russia) he is also a Bodo, was he the Bodo man on you headlines or a Bodo militant.? Kameswar Brahma, a padmashree award winning of 2016, Ranjit shekar mushary former Governor of megalaya (2008-2013) they all are Bodo was he the Bodo man on your headlines or a Bodo militants? Durga Das Boro, Halicharan Narzary renowned Football player of India, Fwiloa Basumatary Indian Boxer winner of L’Oreal Women of Worth for her Excellence in sports, Dance India Dance winner Pronita Swargayari, among others. They all are Bodo was any one of them a Bodo man on your headlines.? Or Bodo militants. Those thousands of Bodo people who are serving Indian Army, CRPF, SSB and various paramilitary, Bodo people serving at Nation, State those IAS, IFS , ACS are all those people are militant? Or a Bodo man on your headlines?

Section 66A (Information and Technology) says:

“Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device

(a) any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; or

(b) any information which he knows to be false, but for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred or ill will, persistently by making use of such computer resource or a communication device,

(c) any electronic mail or electronic mail message for the purpose of causing annoyance or inconvenience or to deceive or to mislead the addressee or recipient about the origin of such messages, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and with fine.” (taken from the Article of The Hindu)

Prabir Kumar Talukdar the guy who sent the news to The Hindus has updated a status on facebook at 6/8/16 time 4:09pm

hindu writer

 

We the Entire Bodo community wants an Appolgy from The Hindu for misleading the Nation….!

‪#‎Shame_on_the_Hindu‬

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6 thoughts on “An open letter to The Hindu Daily Newspaper

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  1. Its a shame on reporter and editor of news paper”The Hindu”. As charity begins at home, they don’t have begin at all . If a man from hindu does something wrong and if it has written as hindu man instead writing the name than how the hindu people will feel in the same way ..how the bodo people will feel so never write on your news the entire community and religion for just your business.
    And my suggestion to the news editor”please you have some lacking of knowledge then learn from the others”

  2. The news shows that whoever wrote the news has very less knowledge about the incident,the region and the people about whom he/she wrote .The first thing is it is not a communal attack.It was a terrorist attack.Secondly, the market is situated in the BTC area under Assam where bodo dominates and goes for marketing .Thirdly, the bodo people were also hurt and killed and the bodo shops were also burnt and damaged.Its not that the assamese or non-bodos people who went to the market only suffered but the bodos also equally suffered. So please stop to make it communal.And please before publishing a news make a thorough research of the incident and events instead of blindly publishing it.It’s a shame to read such a misleading article from a well known national newspaper.

  3. It was not at all expected atleast from “The Hindu”… Actually they are lacking the knowledges of the communities of NE….. Its very shameful…. Before publishing the news they could have discussed the matter with local representatives…

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