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The accord that portends discord; Fizz goes out of school recesses; Missing the wood, go for the trees; Muddy waters flow through his canal; That incredible air dash and When life's line runs dry

State Gazette
T. Narayan
State Gazette
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Although the blt has been won over, another militant outfit, the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), is still underground and could prove to be major stumbling block in the implementation of the accord. There is also the fear of discrimination plaguing the substantial non-Bodo population in these parts, though Rajya Sabha MP Urkhao Gwra Brahma told Outlook: "That we have accepted all constitutional safeguards is enough indication of the fact that we don’t have any intention of causing harm to non-Bodos."

The Assam government is hoping the new accord will bring peace to the Bodo-dominated areas of the state. But both the Bodos and the Assam government will have to be wary of renewed ethnic tension in the state, especially with the Sanmilita Janagosthiya Sangram Samiti (SJSS), an umbrella organisation of non-Bodos, having already threatened an 100-hour bandh in the lower Assam districts to protest against the accord.

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