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A Bodo student with painted face shouts as hundreds of thousands of Bodo tribal people gather demanding the creation of a new state of Bodoland during a mass rally at Ghoramara in Somitpur district of Assam state, India, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. IndiaĆ­s ruling coalition recently endorsed the creation of a new state called Telangana to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh state. The endorsement triggered other regions with the same demand in the country to stand up for their own states as well, including Bodo tribals. (

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A Bodo student with a painted face shouts as hundreds of thousands of Bodo tribal people gather demanding the creation of a new state of Bodoland during a mass rally at Ghoramara in Somitpur district of Assam state, India on Tuesday. India’s ruling coalition recently endorsed the creation of a new state called Telangana to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh state. The endorsement triggered other regions with the same demand in the country to stand up for their own states as well, including Bodo tribals 

All Bodo Students Union activists shout slogans as they demand the creation of new state called  Bodoland  during a mass rally on a national highway in Barama, in lower Assam, India, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. India's ruling coalition endorsed creating a new state called  Telangana  be carved out of Andhra Pradesh state in southern India, which immediately spurred activists to call for other long-standing demands for separate states to be met.

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All Bodo Students Union activists demand the creation of a state called Bodoland during a mass rally on a national highway in Barama, in lower Assam, India. The ruling coalition endorsed carving a new state called Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh in southern India, which spurred activists to call for other long-standing demands for separate states to be met.