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Movement against land pact, mega dams not fuelled by armed groups- ULFA

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By- Correspondent | Date- October 11, 2011

The hardliner faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has claimed that the movement against the recent land handover deal with Bangladesh and construction of mega dams is a “people’s movement” and slammed the Tarun Gogoi led Congress Government for calling such movements as handiworks of ULFA and Maoists.

Accusing Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for secretly giving away land of Assam to Bangladesh, the press release sent by Publicity head of the ULFA hardliners challenged the chief minister to either prove that the movements are work of ISI-Maoists or to apologize to the people of Assam.

 The ULFA hardliners also was seen defending Akhil Gogoi led Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS). Dohotiya eminently was reacting to the Government claims that KMSS has links with ULFA and Maoist. The publicity commander claimed that ULFA would support not only KMSS but any other organizations of the state such as All Assam Students Union (AASU), Asom Jatiotabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), Assam Sahitya Sabha, etc whenever the issue concerned the people of the state. It also appealed all democratic organizations to carry on the movements in a united forum.

 Mentionable that this is not the first time that ULFA was seen defending the KMSS. KMSS Leader Akhil Gogoi was termed by ULFA Supremo Paresh Baruah as the Martin Luther King of Assam. In almost all of the KMSS activities, the ULFA hardliners were seen sending press releases supporting the movement, due to which questions were raised if KMSS indeed had the ULFA backing.

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Movement against land pact, mega dams not fuelled by armed groups- ULFA

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