28 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Linkages between Development and Spread of Extremism.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the Bodo Accord and its significance; about Bodo tribe
News: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Assam government and Bodo groups signed an agreement to redraw and rename the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) in Assam, currently spread over the four districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri.
Several Bodo groups, led by the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), have been demanding a separate land for the ethnic community since 1972, a movement that has claimed nearly 4,000 lives.
About the agreement
How will the settlement go through?
Source: The Hindu
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