[Assam] ULFA and Liberation

Chan Mahanta cmahanta at charter.net
Tue May 29 07:17:11 PDT 2007


Somehow Ram, I fail to see the logic. See my  replies to Mohan.














At 8:10 AM -0600 5/29/07, Ram Sarangapani wrote:
>  >without the people's support, continue to wreak havoc?
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>You don't mean the kind of support when one ulfa was lynched and the 
>other captured by villagers who were upset over the ulfa's brave 
>killing of an unarmed school teacher.
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>To be fair, I think, at one time the ULFA did have some support in 
>the rural areas. Those were the days when many of the folks in 
>the rural areas could be bought over with a song and dance. There 
>was even some Robinhoodism.
>Today, a lot of the "support" comes probably from seeing the wrong 
>end of a firearm. Even Robinhood is scarce. :)
>But then we are just ordinary viewers!
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>my 2 cents
>--Ram
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>On 5/29/07, Chan Mahanta 
><<mailto:cmahanta at charter.net>cmahanta at charter.net> wrote:
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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
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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:
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>>NM:
>>your email was ver well said!
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>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
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>support of the very people it claims to be the champion of.
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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
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>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.
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>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.
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>Mohan R. Palleti
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>>  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 < <mailto:dasmk2k at gmail.com>dasmk2k at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>  <http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/details.asp?id=may2807/at01> 
>>>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 
>>><<mailto:assamrs at gmail.com>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 
>>><<mailto:dasmk2k at gmail.com>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
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>  >> and 3
>>>  > > inches wide. Coultnot sleep one whole night, after seeing that.
>>>  Horrifying
>>>  > > sight.
>>>  > >
>>>  > > -manoj
>>>  > >
>>>  > >
>>>  > >  On 5/27/07, Ram Sarangapani 
>>><<mailto:assamrs at gmail.com>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
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>  >> 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 < 
>>><mailto:dasmk2k at gmail.com>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 < 
>>><mailto:nayanjyoti.medhi at gmail.com>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 
>>><<mailto:jsharma at iinet.net.au> 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.
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>  >> > > > > > > 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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>>  Nayanjyoti Medhi
>>  Advocate
>>  Gauhati High Court
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>>  Satya Bora Lane, Dighalipukhuri East
>>  Guwahati-781001, Assam
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>>  Basistha Road, Guwahati-28
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