Assam: Bodo Cultural Organization Condemns Distorted Presentation of Folk Dances and Music; FIR Filed

Guwahati, 21st May: The Dularai Boro Harimu Afad (DBHA), representing the Bodo community, expresses dismay over the “distorted” portrayal of Bodo folk dances and musical instruments by various commercial groups.

During a press conference in Kokrajhar on May 20, DBHA President Bijual Basumatary, General Secretary Bijitgiri Basumatary, and Assistant Secretary Sanjeev Brahma voiced their concerns, stating that certain commercial entities, under the guise of cultural representation, have misrepresented Bodo cultural elements, thereby disrespecting the community.

They highlighted instances where sacred cultural folk dances like Bwisagu, Bagurumba, and Daosri delai mwsanai have been inaccurately depicted, leading to distortion and misrepresentation.

While acknowledging that mistakes can be made, especially by children, DBHA leaders emphasized that commercial groups should be held accountable for their actions.

Demanding accountability and an apology from the implicated groups, DBHA filed an FIR against 14 commercial cultural entities, cautioning others against similar misrepresentations.

Notable among the groups mentioned in the FIR are Tezpur’s Tezpuriya Thespian, Marigaon’s Aparna Cultural Group, Guwahati’s Shukladhvaja Lokabadya Dal, and others, totaling to 14.

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