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Anti-talk ULFA threatens to target political leaders

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 1 � The hard line faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) headed by Paresh Baruah has threatened to target political leaders and others who have been working against the interests of the people of Assam.

In a statement released to the media, the publicity in charge of the ULFA faction, Arunodoy Dohotiya said that the ULFA never wanted to cause harm to common people during its operations and that is why they have been asked to maintain distance from the possible targets of the outfit.

The statement called upon the people of Assam to maintain distance from the security forces, vehicles and residences of the forces, members of colonial political parties who have been creating division among the greater Assamese society, corrupt persons, black marketers and the companies from outside who have been looting Assam for years as those can be possible targets of the ULFA.

The threat from the hardliners of the ULFA assumes significance as it came only days after the Government of India resumed the process of talks with the pro-talk faction of the outfit. It may be mentioned here that the hard line group leader Paresh Baruah yesterday hit out against the process of talks and asserted that permanent peace in the North East would not be possible till the Government of India accepts the right of sovereignty of the indigenous people.

Meanwhile, the pro-talk faction today said that Paresh Baruah did not have idea about the present situation of Assam. The faction said that the ULFA and the people of Assam would never accept the views of Paresh Baruah.

The pro-talk faction said that the ULFA launched it movement for the people of Assam, but under the present circumstances, it started the process of talks by following the wishes of the people.

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Anti-talk ULFA threatens to target political leaders

GUWAHATI, Nov 1 � The hard line faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) headed by Paresh Baruah has threatened to target political leaders and others who have been working against the interests of the people of Assam.

In a statement released to the media, the publicity in charge of the ULFA faction, Arunodoy Dohotiya said that the ULFA never wanted to cause harm to common people during its operations and that is why they have been asked to maintain distance from the possible targets of the outfit.

The statement called upon the people of Assam to maintain distance from the security forces, vehicles and residences of the forces, members of colonial political parties who have been creating division among the greater Assamese society, corrupt persons, black marketers and the companies from outside who have been looting Assam for years as those can be possible targets of the ULFA.

The threat from the hardliners of the ULFA assumes significance as it came only days after the Government of India resumed the process of talks with the pro-talk faction of the outfit. It may be mentioned here that the hard line group leader Paresh Baruah yesterday hit out against the process of talks and asserted that permanent peace in the North East would not be possible till the Government of India accepts the right of sovereignty of the indigenous people.

Meanwhile, the pro-talk faction today said that Paresh Baruah did not have idea about the present situation of Assam. The faction said that the ULFA and the people of Assam would never accept the views of Paresh Baruah.

The pro-talk faction said that the ULFA launched it movement for the people of Assam, but under the present circumstances, it started the process of talks by following the wishes of the people.