The tripartite peace talks between Centre, Assam government and the insurgent outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (P) will start by the end of November.
The decision was arrived in a meeting in New Delhi where Union Minister Rajnath Singh met the senior members of the outfit along-with top police officials and senior Cabinet Minister from Assam.
The NDFB(P) has been under peace pact with the government since 2005. However, not peace deal is reached yet. Talking to mediapersons after attending the meeting in New Delhi, Chandra Mohan Patowary, Senior Cabinet Minister in the BJP government in Assam said, ” The talks were satisfactory and a decision has been reached that the peace talks will start by end of November” (The Northeast Today).
The outfit has been in armed struggle for a separate Boro homeland in Northeast India since it is formation in October 1986. Indegenous Boro community is one of the largest group in Northeast India. There sizeable number of Boros living in Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh as well. Currently there are over two million Boros living in three federal states of India – Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland.