BONGAIGAON, June 17 � The news of the ongoing joint Army operation against the NDFB(S) and other militant groups in the India-Myanmar border areas and in the Manas National Park has depressed the parents of a rebel in Chirang district.
Amar Basumatary, a graduate, had joined the NDFB 13 years ago and after receiving arms and guerrilla training in neighbouring countries, he recently became the president of the NDFB�s Songbijit group with his new name B Saoraigwra. He is one of the members of the United Liberation Front of West South East Asia (UNLFW), formed recently by NSCN-K chairman SS Khaplang.
The militant leader, who is the resident of Duttapur-Dongsibari under Runikhata police station in Chirang district, has changed the strategies of the outfit and is keenly observing military actions in the State, a security official said.
His father Jogor Basumatary (60) and mother Rebeca Basumatary (55) are awaiting when their son would return home giving up the path of violence and live a peaceful life with the family that comprises four brothers and three married sisters.
�I want my son to come back home giving up arms and continue nonviolent struggle for the cause of the community, if necessary,� said Jogor Basumatary.
Basumatary also urged the Government to solve the demands of the outfit through peaceful dialogue and not by killing the cadres.
Saoraigwra, who had passed his matric examination with first division in 1997, joined Sidli-Kasikotra HS School before completing his graduation from Bengtol College in the district in 2002.
Though the (joint) family, which solely depends on agriculture, had no communication with their rebel son, they had to suffer atrocities from security forces often. Now they have called upon Amar alias B Saoraigwra to return home safely to lead a social life, said Jogor Basumatary.