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People hit the streets against ULFA terror
K Anurag in Guwahati | May 30, 2007 23:04 IST
Responding to an anti-terror call given by 14 citizens, including writers, journalists and social activists, hundreds of people took out a protest march from the Guwahati Press Club on Wednesday morning to protest the latest series of bomb explosions in the state triggered by the United Liberation Front of Asom.
Raising anti-ULFA slogans, the protestors went through several busy streets.
Kick-starting the march, veteran journalist D N Chakrabarty termed the latest incidents of explosions as the fourth invasion of Assam by ULFA in intensity and devastations, the previous three being those of the Burmese troops in pre-British old Assam.
The latest series of devastating explosions detonated by the ULFA in the state, most of which were carried out in Guwahati, has sparked widespread reactions in the state which is known for peaceful con-existence among people from different communities, religions, caste and creeds.
Similar protests against the banned ULFA were witnessed in the wake of a blast during Independence Day celebrations venue at Dhemaji in North Assam on August 15, 2004 that killed 13 people, mostly school children.