A Mint analysis of a range of district development indicators shows people living in the Bodoland region are worse-off than the average Assamese
Over the past few years, Assam has almost become synonymous with violence in the national discourse. Most episodes of large-scale violence in the state have been concentrated in the western part of the state, where leaders of the Bodo tribe have been demanding a separate state. Although an autonomous council, the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District (BTAD), was formed in western Assam in 2003 after the government struck a peace agreement with Bodo militants, the move has failed to bring peace in the region.
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