[Assam] ULFA and Liberation

Mohan R. Palleti mrpallet at ncsu.edu
Tue May 29 07:04:08 PDT 2007


C'da:
If I am right. this arguement has already appeared on the net before.
The Indian Armed forces may be strong, but they operate wearing a uniform.
The ULFA mixes with the mass and becomes a face in the crowd. People are
afraid to speak out. I know people who are routinely forced to feed ULFA
folks at the dead of night. They are not fed with love, but out of fear.

As far as money is concerned. I have no idea who is finacing them. At
least people whom I know would not subcribe to the ULFA, unleass they have
a gun pointing on their head.

Violence perpetuated on the average assamese is bad enough. I don't think
anyone would give them money to go to Bangaldesh and build up a fortune.



Mohan R. Palleti





> M:
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>>  >ULFA never seemed to have a dialogue with the common people. It is
>> making
>>its own unilateral decisions and implementing it with the power of the
>>gun.
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> *** Let me agree, for the sake of arguments, that your observation is
> accurate.
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> But HOW do you explain ULFA's ability to remain operational, in spite
> of repeated assurance by the governments past and present, of
> newspaper editorials, of securitywallas, of commentators like some of
> our assamnetters, of its impending demise and in spite of the
> overwhelmingly superior fire-power of Indian armed forces, CRPF and
> police? How is it that such fire-power has not been able to wipe ULFA
> out in this long quarter century, while the tiny , rag-tag ULFA,
> without the people's support, continue to wreak havoc?
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> What is missing in the reasoning?
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> Are we indulging in mindless propaganda or is here a catch, not
> apparent to the ordinary viewer?
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> At 9:19 AM -0400 5/29/07, Mohan R. Palleti wrote:
>>NM:
>>your email was ver well said!
>>Since ULFA is supposed to be the voice of the average assamese. It is
>>pertinent to ask before ULFA does or say something, whether it has the
>>support of the very people it claims to be the champion of.
>>
>>ULFA never seemed to have a dialogue with the common people. It is making
>>its own unilateral decisions and implementing it with the power of the
>>gun. It is time that ULFA realises the harsh realities that without the
>>whole hearted support of the people, it exists only in the fringes as a
>>fear factor.
>>
>>I appreciate that people are comming out and voicing their concerns. I
>>would also appreciate if ULFA comes out of its hiding and does something
>>for the betterment of society and stop any form of violence in the state.
>>
>>Mohan R. Palleti
>>
>>
>>>  Dear C Da,
>>>  Hope all is well at your end. It should be, you are not walking down
>>> the
>>>  blood (of your own relatives/ near and dear ones) soaked roads in
>>> guwahati
>>>  /
>>>  tinsukia / dibrugarh / (Assam/Asom/Axom). I have not yet got any reply
>>>  from
>>>  your end to my invitation. What i wanted to further suggest that why
>>> don't
>>>  you come down here for a while and enlighten us (stewpid kharkhowa
>>>  resident
>>>  asomiyas) with your ideas of a independent and liberated assam. you
>>> can be
>>>  rest assured, i will arrange everything here. Infact i am thinking of
>>>  organising a interactive get together of the families of the victims
>>> of
>>>  liberation struggle if only you would agree to come. Infact I would
>>> also
>>>  like to invite anyone else who would care to come and participate in
>>> this
>>>  thought of interaction. Then we can sit together and dicuss how many
>>> more
>>>  litres of blood will be required for full liberation of your beloved
>>>  motherland (i have not said our motherland because we don't matter.
>>> our
>>>  blood does not matter.). We can also discuss the inconsequential
>>> things
>>>  like
>>>  what we (you) will do about the the boundary of the motherland, what
>>>  treaties you conclude with Nagas, Hmars, Bodos, Deuries,
>>> Dimasas,china,
>>>  myanmar, bangladesh, bhutan, india etc,
>>>
>>>  Nayan
>>>
>>>  P.S: Please fix a date for coming, so that everything can be arranged
>>> for
>>>  your convenience.
>>>
>>>  On 5/28/07, Manoj Das <dasmk2k at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/details.asp?id=may2807/at01
>>>>
>>>>  ULFA-i jake take bumare urai thakile, kiba eta pabo..xeitoo hol
>>>> raizor
>>>>  'abhixhap'..
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>   On 5/27/07, Ram Sarangapani <assamrs at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>  >
>>>>  > Thank you Manoj for the update and also about the poor girl from
>>>>  > Dhemaji. Ultimately and unfortunately, these are the innocent
>>>> victims
>>>>  of
>>>>  > violence.
>>>>  >
>>>>  > --Ram da
>>>>  >
>>>>  >
>>>>  >
>>>>  >
>>>>  > On 5/27/07, Manoj Das <dasmk2k at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>  > >
>>>>  > > Ramda
>>>>  > >
>>>>  > > The girl has recovered, but her whole body was full of
>>>> scars-result
>>>>  of
>>>>  > > 80% burns. Also saw the surviving girl from Dhemaji (kiba Kaman
>>>>  > > asile-Mishing girl). Her forehead had a woundmark about 1 inch
>>>> deep
>>  >> and 3
>>>>  > > inches wide. Coultnot sleep one whole night, after seeing that.
>>>>  Horrifying
>>>>  > > sight.
>>>>  > >
>>>>  > > -manoj
>>>>  > >
>>>>  > >
>>>>  > >  On 5/27/07, Ram Sarangapani <assamrs at gmail.com > wrote:
>>>>  > > >
>>>>  > > > Hi Manoj
>>>>  > > >
>>>>  > > > I remember that incident very well. It is indeed poignant. I
>>>> hope
>>>>  > > > that little girl was somehow been able to pick up the pieces
>>>> and
>>  >> carry on.
>>>>  > > > The Athgaon incident and other such incidents in Assam have
>>>>  nothing to do
>>>>  > > > with "liberation" but all to do with insurgents trying scare
>>>> the
>>>>  common
>>>>  > > > people into their ways.
>>>>  > > >
>>>>  > > > If people took care to go into the histories of Cambodia, Laos
>>>> or
>>>>  > > > even Nigargua (Managua) - similar tactics were employed to cow
>>>>  down a
>>>>  > > > population which basically wanted to be left alone.
>>>>  > > > It is lucky, that India is a big country and insurgents, even
>>>>  after
>>>>  > > > all these years, form the fringe. So, such a situation cannot
>>>>  develop in
>>>>  > > > Assam.
>>>>  > > >
>>>>  > > > -- Ram da
>>>>  > > >
>>>>  > > >
>>>>  > > >
>>>>  > > >  On 5/27/07, Manoj Das < dasmk2k at gmail.com > wrote:
>>>>  > > >
>>>>  > > > >  It's sad that innocent people suffer in the all such cases.
>>>> Our
>>>>  > > > > condolences to the sufferers. It could be anyone, and they
>>>> have
>>>>  nothing to
>>>>  > > > > do with liberation, oppression or anything.
>>>>  > > > >
>>>>  > > > > Some years back an Assamese family lost 5 family members in
>>>>  > > > > Delhi's Saroniji Nagar bomb blast. Mr. Apurba Sarma of
>>>> Nagaon,
>>>>  working in a
>>>>  > > > > bank came for a vacation with his sister-in-law's family. Mr.
>>>>  Sarma went to
>>>>  > > > > buy some sweets, and the other members were having 'aloo
>>>> chaat',
>>>>  when the
>>>>  > > > > bomb ripped through. 5 of them were pulverised instantly,
>>>> three
>>>>  badly burnt.
>>>>  > > > > We went to see his recuperating survivors at Safdarjung
>>>>  Hospital. His
>>>>  > > > > youngest daughter was in ICU and wanted to be with her
>>>> mother.
>>>>  Mother and
>>>>  > > > > elder sister were no more, and who could break the news to
>>>> her?
>>>>  It was heart
>>>>  > > > > rendering. Mr Sarma's life was devasted in a second's time.
>>>> Just
>>>>  a second
>>>>  > > > > before that moment it was full of life and fun, a moment
>>>> later
>>>>  it was all
>>>>  > > > > gone.
>>>>  > > > >
>>>>  > > > > -mkd
>>>>  > > > >
>>>>  > > > >
>>>>  > > > >
>>>>  > > > >
>>>>  > > > >
>>>>  > > > > On 5/27/07, Nayanjyoti Medhi <nayanjyoti.medhi at gmail.com >
>>>>  wrote:
>>>>  > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > Dear C da,
>>>>  > > > > > I would like to invite you to Assam/Asom/axom (Athgaon,
>>>> Fancy
>>>>  > > > > > Bazaar/Abroad the Brahmaputra Mail). The weather is really
>>>>  great. Red is the
>>>>  > > > > > Colour of the day. It feels really good when you take a
>>>> walk
>>>>  down the
>>>>  > > > > > Bazaars. Tommorow is Guwahati Bandh. I'm sure you have not
>>>>  enjoyed a Bandh
>>>>  > > > > > for a long time. i suppose it does not happen there in
>>>> UNITED
>>>>  STATES OF
>>>>  > > > > > AMERICA. So why don't you accept my invitation and come
>>>> down
>>>>  for a prolonged
>>>>  > > > > > visit. I will surely take you everywhere. Will show you
>>>> where
>>>>  the bomb
>>>>  > > > > > blasts occured. Will even take you to talk with the family
>>>> of
>>>>  the victims.
>>>>  > > > > > You can even tell them how lucky they are to have given
>>>> their
>>>>  beloved ones
>>>>  > > > > > for liberation. If you are lucky, we might even be eye
>>>> witness
>>>>  to a few
>>>>  > > > > > bombings and see the RED oozing out of humanity.
>>>>  > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > Regards
>>>>  > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > Nayan
>>>>  > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > >  On 5/27/07, Jyotirmoy Sharma <jsharma at iinet.net.au >
>>>> wrote:
>>>>  > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > > This is what I feel should happen in Assam:
>>>>  > > > > > > President' Rule be imposed on Assam.
>>>>  > > > > > > ULFA given a strict deadline by which to surrender and
>>>> come
>>>>  > > > > > > for talks.
>>>>  > > > > > > Bangladesh also given a deadline by which they should
>>>>  destroy
>>>>  > > > > > > and
>>>>  > > > > > > hand over anti India insurgents lodged in their
>>>> territory.
>>>>  > > > > > > In the failure of the above, India launches a full scale
>>>>  > > > > > > offensive on
>>>>  > > > > > > ULFA  in NE as well as inside Bangladesh territory.
>>  >> > > > > > > If the World reacts, it will be a good fortune for
>> India.
>>>>  > > > > > > India has
>>>>  > > > > > > enough evidence of how terrorists are striking India from
>>>>  > > > > > > across the
>>>>  > > > > > > border and how Bangladesh is offering a safe sanctuary to
>>>>  > > > > > > these groups.
>>>>  > > > > > > India should come out of it's puppet like spineless
>>  >> existence.
>>>>  > > > > > > If it
>>>>  > > > > > > wants to be a superpower in the next 2 decades it should
>>>>  > > > > > > behave like
>>>>  > > > > > > one. What is the use of spending so much of national
>>>> wealth
>>>>  on
>>>>  > > > > > > defense if it can't even protect it's own borders. Look
>>>> at
>>>>  > > > > > > Israel, it
>>>>  > > > > > > launched a full scale offensive against Lebanon to rescue
>>>> 2
>>>>  of
>>>>  > > > > > > it's
>>>>  > > > > > > soldiers from Hezbollah.
>>>>  > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > > On 27/05/2007, at 7:06 AM, Chan Mahanta wrote:
>>>>  > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > > >>  >Should a Govt continue in business if a group of a
>>>> few
>>>>  > > > > > > thousand
>>>>  > > > > > > > ( <3000)  can hold the state to ransom with their
>>>> cowardly
>>>>  > > > > > > tactics?
>>>>  > > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > > > *** Good question. Should  it?  I would not even go
>>>> into
>>>>  the
>>>>  > > > > > > choice
>>>>  > > > > > > > of adjectives here.
>>>>  > > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > > > And if not, what should be done and who should ?
>>>>  > > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > > > Finally, HOW will that be stopped? WHO will do that ?
>>>>  > > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > > > At 6:08 PM +0800 5/26/07, Jyotirmoy Sharma wrote:
>>>>  > > > > > > >> Just as we talk the cowards have struck again in Fancy
>>>>  > > > > > > Bazar,
>>>>  > > > > > > >> Guwahati.
>>>>  > > > > > > >> Should a Govt continue in business if a group of a few
>>>>  > > > > > > thousand
>>>>  > > > > > > >> ( <3000)  can hold the state to ransom with their
>>>>  cowardly
>>>>  > > > > > > tactics?
>>>>  > > > > > > >> JS
>>>>  > > > > > > >>
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>>>>  > > > > > >
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>>>>  > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > --
>>>>  > > > > > Nayanjyoti Medhi
>>>>  > > > > > Advocate
>>>>  > > > > > Gauhati High Court
>>>>  > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > Chamber:
>>>>  > > > > > Satya Bora Lane, Dighalipukhuri East
>>>>  > > > > > Guwahati-781001, Assam
>>>>  > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > Residence:
>>>>  > > > > > 8, Chandan Nagar Bye Lane-2
>>>>  > > > > > Basistha Road, Guwahati-28
>>>>  > > > > > Assam
>>>>  > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > Phone:
>>>>  > > > > > +91 361 2416960
>>>>  > > > > > +91 94350 43007
>>>>  > > > > > +91 99547 13443
>>>>  > > > > >
>>>>  > > > > > Email:
>>>>  > > > > > nayanjyoti.medhi at gmail.com
>>>>  > > > > > nayan_5 at hotmail.com
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>>>
>>>
>>>  --
>>>  Nayanjyoti Medhi
>>>  Advocate
>>>  Gauhati High Court
>>>
>>>  Chamber:
>>>  Satya Bora Lane, Dighalipukhuri East
>>>  Guwahati-781001, Assam
>>>
>>>  Residence:
>>>  8, Chandan Nagar Bye Lane-2
>>>  Basistha Road, Guwahati-28
>>>  Assam
>>>
>>>  Phone:
>>>  +91 361 2416960
>>>  +91 94350 43007
>>>  +91 99547 13443
>>>
>>>  Email:
>>>  nayanjyoti.medhi at gmail.com
>>>  nayan_5 at hotmail.com
>>>
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