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ULFA threatens to intensify conflict
K Anurag in Guwahati | October 17, 2006 11:16 IST
The banned United Liberation Front of Asom has warned of intensification of the conflict if the Indian Army, engaged in the counter-insurgency operation, continued to 'perpetrate atrocities' upon people 'in the name of anti-ULFA operation'.
In an article published in the latest issue of its mouthpiece Freedom, the ULFA said that re-launching of operations against it by the Unified Command had dimmed the chances of resumption of the peace process between the outfit and government of India.
The ULFA alleged that though it was keen for direct talks with the representatives of 'colonial India' for a respectable solution to 'Asom-Indo political conflict', the Central government had made no change in strategy of 'continuous military terrorism, secret killings, anti-ULFA campaign and harassing innocent masses of Assam'.
'The consequence of the misdeeds and half-hearted reciprocation of India to the cordiality exhibited by the ULFA for peace process have bruised the hearts of the masses but their zeal in participation in the struggle for restoration of lasting peace has not ebbed by any degree', the militant group said.
The ULFA alleged that in the last one year about 100 innocent people have become victims of the Army's brutal action though the Army had asserted that it would abide by the rule of law.
It said that 'colonial India' must realise that military action would face doom in the end.
In the editorial, the ULFA criticised the media in Assam for playing to the tune of 'colonial Indian administration'.
It said, 'The colonial administration, using the media and compliant journalists is busy in misleading people. It is the moral duty of the media to report events objectively. It is totally immoral to spread lies and agitate people through disinformation aimed at dividing the society to cause conflicts amongst the people'.