By- Correspondent | Date- August 27, 2011
In probably only one of its kind and for the first time, a banned extremist outfit of the country has come to support the Gandhian crusader against corruption, Anna Hazare.
The hardliner faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has declared its support to Anna Hazare and his movement. In an emailed press release issued to the media, Arunodoy Dohotiya, spokesman of central publicity committee of the Paresh Baruah faction said the outfit will fully endorse the anti-corruption movement launched by Anna Hazare, and called his movement remarkable.
The outfit also appealed to Anna Hazare and his team to respond for its objective of sovereignty of Assam, stating that if they are true Gandhians, they will empathize with the sufferings of the indigenous Assamese people under Indian occupation.
In addition to supporting Anna Hazare, the outfit criticized the wannabes youths of Assam, saying some of them were supporting anti-corruption movement only out of fashion, while they moved about in vehicles purchased by parents through corrupted wealth.
However what values does a militant outfit, which has been engaged in non-violence and bloodshed, have to support a Gandhian is indeed questionable. Some citizens have opined that this is done by the outfit only to gain publicity and popularity.