National Democratic Front of Boroland - Progressive

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National Democratic Front of Boroland - Progressive
NDFB flag
NDFB flag
Active2009 - present
StatusOn ceasefire
Motive(s)Establishment of Boroland state within the Constitution of India
PresidentB. Sungthagra
Size3000+
Split fromNational Democratic Front of Boroland
AlliesAll Bodo Students' Union,
PJACBM
Opponent(s)Government of India

National Democratic Front of Boroland - Progressive (P) is one of the three factions of the National Democratic Front of Boroland, an armed revolutionary group in Assam, who are currently in peace talks with the Government of India along with the D.R. Nabla faction.

Objectives[edit]

Their main objective is to carve out a separate Boro homeland from the state of Assam.

Leaders[edit]

B. Sungthagra currently represents as president of the faction.

Cadres strength[edit]

Over 3,000 members of NDFB (P) are currently housed in three government approved designated ceasefire camps in Udalguri, Baksa and Kokrajhar districts of Assam.

Other major demands[edit]

Apart from Boroland, other demands of the faction include socio-cultural and economic demands. Some of these include – protection of land rights and political rights of Boro people outside the proposed Bodoland area, Inner line permits, reorganisations of districts, delimitation and reservations of Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies, preservation and promotion of Boro culture, tradition and language, establishing of institutes of higher learning such as central universities, medical and engineering colleges, creation of Boro regiment and paramilitary forces, special development package, general amnesty to all revolutionaries, setting up of legal institutions, strengthening of air, rail and road transport system, setting up industries and employment generation, etc.[1]

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