Coming straight to the point, Unicode needs to understand the linguistic rivalry between the two sovereign languages, Assamese and Bengali, and stop taking a judgemental role in this regard. A rivalry, started by the British imperialistic forces and subjects in the Bengal region but finished by the Assamese linguistic, literary and academic intellectual giants with their brilliant efforts way back in 1873, is well recorded in the history. The thick line of separation has since been drawn with both sides acknowledging the mutual exclusiveness of all the necessary properties of their individual languages, scriptual, phonetical, grammatical and orthographic to name a few besides thousands of words and idioms that make them mutually unintelligible.
09F0 and 09F1 are the signature letters of Assamese script. So why Unicode has pulled the trigger to disturb a bilateral cease-fire that is in place since 1873?
It has come to the notice through a published report http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120224/j ... 173871.jsp
that Unicode has written to the Indian Government informing the on-going controversy and I believe that Unicode must not deny discussion and rectification of the controversial issues in the pretext that they are political in nature rather than technical. Things are not as simple as they appear to be for any onlooker.
09F0 and 09F1 are like Jerusalem where two parties are involved. Except here on the letters concerned, Assamese script has unilateral claim without any counter-claim from the other party and Unicode should not act in a way that lead to formation of Israel leaving behind the Palestinians in the lurch fighting for their own piece of land. I think our battle was brought to a conclusion almost one and a half century ago and Unicode should not become instrumental to re-instigate it. Unicode must acknowledge and respect the line of separation that is in place since 118 years before its own birth and stop trying to wipe out a sovereign Assamese language script that is in use by us and our predecessors, preserving as far possible, all its uniqueness since long before America was born on the face of the earth.