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ULFA sings for China, opposes land acquisition for IAF bases in Assam

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By- Correspondent| Date- October 23, 2011

Coming heavily over the recent public concern of large scale land acquisition to set up Indian Air Force (IAF) bases in Assam, the hardliner anti-talk faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has alleged that the Indian Security forces would not dare to set up IAF bases in Arunachal Pradesh due to the territorial dispute raised by China. The hardliner outfit also claimed that the propaganda of Chinese aggression on Assam is completely meaningless and that unlike India, China is not an enemy of Assam.

In an email statement sent by ULFA hardliners publicity chief Arunudoy Dohotia, the outfit claimed that if China  had any interest in oil-coal rich resourceful Assam, they would have taken over the state in 1962 itself when Indian Army had fled from the battlefield and Nehru had given away the region to China. However the fact that China created history by not harming any indigenous people and returned back, where as Indian forces continues to harm the local interests by dictatorial rules such as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) which shows the intentions of Indian rule, alleged the outfit.

The outfit appealed to the people of Assam to stand up united against the large scale acquisition of agricultural land in the state for Indian Air Force Bases, to be done at Tezpur, Chaboa and Jorhat and stated this has to be prevented, even at the cost of blood.

It is to be mentioned that Paresh Baruah, the supremo of the ULFA, is suspected to be in hiding in China with clear Chinese Government assistance. Various press release emails sent by the outfit has been traced to be sent from China in the past and sources have also revealed that Paresh Baruah has succeeded in taking away his family from Bangladesh to China.

On the other hand, ULFA’s open praise for China can be directly attributed to the growing influence of China on the rebel outfits of north east India. According to sources, the Chinese authorities have asked the major armed rebel outfits of North East India to come to a common platform. As per reports, all major militant outfits of Manipur have already joined hands and come under a common platform and ULFA and few outfits of Tripura have joined with the group too.

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ULFA sings for China, opposes land acquisition for IAF bases in Assam

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