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'Surrender dramas' will not affect us, says ULFA
K Anurag in Guwahati | October 28, 2007 18:58 IST
The proscribed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) on Sunday belittled the last week's surrender of its 30-odd cadres before the Army and the police, saying such "surrender dramas" enacted by security forces and the government would hardly have any affect on the outfit.
In a statement to the media, ULFA spokesman major Raju Baruah said, "Such surrender dramas enacted by security forces for a handful of ULFA cadres who have either failed to withstand the rigour of the life of an insurgent or been lured over ground by security forces, will not able to destroy its revolution. Rather, such surrender dramas will throw spanner in finding solution to the conflict."
The rebel group spokesman said the ULFA had remained undaunted in the face of similar surrenders by its cadres during the tenure of erstwhile Congress chief minister Hiteswar Saikia in early 1990s and during the tenure of then Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) led by chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta during the late 1990s.
"Even the secret killings of ULFA supporters, family members of ULFA cadres carried out by police and the Army in connivance with a section of surrendered member of the outfit during Mahanta's regime had failed to derail ULFA from its path of revolution. Rather the 'secret killings' had led to the fall of Mahanta government and spelt doom for his political career," the ULFA spokesman said.
The rebel group accused the 'India security forces' of maligning its public image by branding it as an agent of fundamentalist foreign forces. It stated that it was neither in hand in glove with any foreign forces and intelligence agencies nor it has anything to do with fundamentalist forces.