The Tin­der­box

India Today - - COVER STORY -

Long sim­mer­ing ten­sions across the BTAD ar­eas found their first spark in May this year. State for­est of­fi­cials al­legedly em­ployed for­mer Bodo Lib­er­a­tion Tigers ( BLT) mil­i­tants to evict mi­grants from a burial ground they were try­ing to carve out, at the edge of a re­serve for­est out­side Bed­lang­mari vil­lage in Kokra­jhar. Po­lice later shot and injured an All BTAD Mi­nor­ity Students Union ( ABMSU) ac­tivist when the group tried to force a shut­down in Kokra­jhar town on May 29. Uniden­ti­fied mo­tor­cy­cle- borne

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