Bodoland Territorial Council chief Hagrama Mohilary

Guwahati: Close on the heels of Thursday’s terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir that left at least 40 CRPF jawans dead, Bodoland Territorial Council chief Hagrama Mohilary on Saturday said that he was ready to send 500 Bodo youths to fight terrorists if the Centre so wanted.

“We condemn the incident. The Centre should allow the Indian Army to go on an offensive against the terrorists. There’s no point being defensive,” the former rebel-turned-politician said after visiting the family members of Maneswar Basumatary in Tamulpur in Assam’s Baksa district on Saturday.

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Basumatary was among those killed in the dastardly act on Thursday.

“We have a lot of Bodo youths who can fight the terrorists in Kashmir and if it so warrants, we can send 500 of them. The Bodoland Territorial Council will take care of their salaries,” Mohilary later told media persons.

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