By- Correspondent | Date- October 14, 2011
In a press release sent to the media, ULFA publicity commander Arunodoy Dohotiya has reacted to their Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa’s promise to singer Bhupen Hazarika, that the outfit would “sign a treaty with the Indian Government by 2012”. The ULFA chairman had made his promise to the singer while visiting him in the hospital in Mumbai. The hardliner faction has requested their chairman to reveal what kind of “treaty” he was talking about.
Dohotiya cited examples of “futile treaties” such as the Shillong Accord signed by the NNC in 1975 and the one signed by the J.K.L.F with Indian Government in Kashmir. The press release went on to state that the Assam Accord, signed in 1985, too has been unfulfilled till date which undermines the need to sign any treaty with the Government of India. The Paresh Baruah faction declared that as an outfit which has sacrificed blood and lives of over 13,000 Assamese youths, they would not agree to any false treaty even if it is signed with the Government.
Naming the All Assam Students Union (AASU), Asom Jatiyotabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and Akhil Gogoi, who had been demanding various rights for Assam in a democratic way, the banned outfit claimed that they have taken up arms only after being convinced that there is “no alternative to restore the Freedom and sovereignty of Assam”.
Mentionable that the differences between the Arabinda Rajkhowa led pro-talk faction and Paresh Baruah faction of ULFA looks eminent, although the pro-talk leaders often assures that there is “no ideological difference” internally in the outfit.