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SULFA body threatens to take up arms

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NEW DELHI, Dec 29: A group of surrendered ULFA-men (SULFA) have threatened to go back to the jungle and pick up arms, claiming neglect by the Centre and the State governments.

Demanding fulfilment of their demands, the All Assam Surrendered ULFA Committee on Tuesday staged a day-long demonstration at the Jantar Mantar here.

President of the group, Raj Kumar Duara told newsmen that if the Central and the State governments do not solve their problems then they would pick up guns �for the safeguard of the future generation�.

Stating that they are about 800 SULFAs who have surrendered since 1998, Duara said that they have not been offered rehabilitation and cases registered against them have not been withdrawn.

The SULFA group is also demanding identification of the illegal Bangladeshis and introduction of Inner Line Permit in the State, besides grading of Assam as a tribal State. Duara alleged that negotiations with the Government last took place in 1998, after which there been no contact.

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SULFA body threatens to take up arms

NEW DELHI, Dec 29: A group of surrendered ULFA-men (SULFA) have threatened to go back to the jungle and pick up arms, claiming neglect by the Centre and the State governments.

Demanding fulfilment of their demands, the All Assam Surrendered ULFA Committee on Tuesday staged a day-long demonstration at the Jantar Mantar here.

President of the group, Raj Kumar Duara told newsmen that if the Central and the State governments do not solve their problems then they would pick up guns �for the safeguard of the future generation�.

Stating that they are about 800 SULFAs who have surrendered since 1998, Duara said that they have not been offered rehabilitation and cases registered against them have not been withdrawn.

The SULFA group is also demanding identification of the illegal Bangladeshis and introduction of Inner Line Permit in the State, besides grading of Assam as a tribal State. Duara alleged that negotiations with the Government last took place in 1998, after which there been no contact.