SFI CEC Press Release on 24th December, 2014

The Central Executive Committee of SFI strongly condemns the cold blooded murder of forty eight Adivasis, including women and children in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD) in Assam. It is not the first time that the region is witnessing such gruesome violence. The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) is attempting an ethnic cleansing of the area, by merciless massacres of the non Bodo population. Eye witness accounts of the activists from SFI who are trying to assist the affected people confirm the miserablefailure of the state in protecting the lives and livelihoods of the people of the BTAD.

The Congress government of Assam has miserably failed in protecting the right to life of the residents of the BTAD. There should be immediate action to curb the activities of NDFB. There is an urgent need to assist the people who are fleeing from their homes and villages, fearing further escalation in ethnic violence. SFI urges all progressive sections to stand in solidarity with the affected people .

V Sivadasan                                                                                                                       Ritabrata Banerjee
 President                                                                                                                          General Secretary