Massive Protest Against ULFA (I) in Assam


Guwahati: Thousands of people took to the street in Assam’s Guwahati on Friday in a protest march against the senseless killings orchestrated by the militant outfit United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA -I), the anti-talk faction headed by Paresh Baruah, over the years in the state.

The protesting citizens, under the aegis of Patriotic People’s Front of Assam (PPFA), began their march from the Guwahati Press Club shouting slogans against the outfit, carrying the national flag and raising placards.

“We want to send a strong message to ULFA(I) leader Paresh Barua that they should stop its continued disruptive activities including killing of common people in Assam,” said a statement of the PPFA, a social organisation.

The rebels are eliminating Indian citizens in eastern Assam to make space for illegal Bangladeshis as a return gesture to the neighbouring country, where they had taken refuge at one time, the statement added.

The citizens also urged the government to ensure that killing of people is stopped in Assam.

On the other hand Assam government today cancelled the constable recruitment in three districts following complaints of alleged tampering with the process and announced the results for the remaining 24 districts on Sunday.

The State Level Police Recruitment Board received several complaints and following inquiries it was found that there was tampering in the recruitment process by some unscrupulous people in the districts of Dhubri, Nagaon and Barpeta, the police spokesperson said on Sunday.