The NDFB (Songbijit) today denied their involvement in the violence in Assam claiming it was "a political conspiracy by Assam government to trigger clashes between two communities.
A press statement by NDFB Secretary (Information and Publicity Wing) N E Esara said "we ask the Assam government and its officials to stay away from such accusation without the slightest justification". "Accusation against NDFB in the ongoing violence in BTAD by (DGP) Khagen Sarma and some leaders are baseless", the release claimed.
Esara charged "it was a political conspiracy hatched by Assam government to bring about a confrontation between the two victimised Bodo and Muslim communities" and to resort to violence for political gain. "The Assam government and its anti-Boro agents are the mastermind behind the creation of the non-Boro, Rabha, Tiwa, Mishing and Karbi organisations", he alleged.