While lot of furore has been seen in Assam over the State Government’s decision to make Sanskrit a compulsory subject in schools, ULFA (I) has stated that instead of Sanskrit, Bodo language should be made compulsory.
In a press communiqué issued by the banned outfit, their Assistant Publicity Secretary Arunodoy Asom said, ‘ The ULFA (I) opposes the State Government’s move to make Sanskrit compulsory. We demand that Bodo language should be instead made compulsory. Because, Bodo is the second local language of the State after Assamese.’
Interestingly, Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) MLA Pramila Rani Brahma backed the demands raised by ULFA (I). She said, ‘The Assam government’s decision to make Sanskrit compulsory is still open to a review by the state cabinet.’
The Indigenous Tribal Sahitya Sabhas, Assam, on Sunday, threatened to start a massive agitation if the BJP government in the state did not withdraw its decision to make Sanskrit compulsory in schools.