[Assam] Anti-ULFA slogans resonate in city - Sentinel

Ram Sarangapani assamrs at gmail.com
Thu May 31 05:25:02 PDT 2007


>*** This has become the broken record slogan of those who have run out of
>ideas and unaffected by what goes on,

C'da

The mass protests all over Guwahati (not just by a few organizations), the
lynching of the Ulfa Cadre, and even the protest/clash by tea garden workers
(see my other post from the Statesman).. are all these made-up?

Or are you saying, these things don't matter and who cares?

--Ram

On 5/31/07, Chan Mahanta <cmahanta at charter.net> wrote:
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> ulfa can frighten them into submission and just plain acquiescence and for
> how long. They kind a tolerated and even went along for a while - till they
> plainly saw where they are being led into - nowhere and into oblivion.
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> On 5/30/07,* Chan Mahanta* <cmahanta at charter.net> wrote:
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> President's Rule in the State for the State >Government's failure to tackle
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> *Anti-ULFA slogans resonate in city
> **'Paresh Baruahar dalali nasaliba'**
> *By a Staff Reporter
> GUWAHATI, May 30: Anti-ULFA slogans resonated in the air in the city today
> when hundreds of people responded to the call of a number of senior
> journalists and writers, and took to the streets with a protest march
> followed by a rally. The Bharatiya Janata Yuba Morcha (BJYM), on the other
> hand, took out a separate procession and staged a dharna near the
> Dighalipukhuri in the city demanding immediate imposition of President's
> Rule in the State for the failure of the State Government to tackle the
> activities of the ISI and other Islamic fundamentalists in the State.
> Responding to the call of as many as 14 senior journalists and writers
> like Dhirendranath Chakravarty, Ranen Kumar Goswami, Rupam Baruah, Nirupama
> Borgohain and others, over 100 activists of various organizations like the
> Athgaon Binapani Samiti, Brihattar Athgaon Rajohuwa Samiti, the Assam Public
> Works (APW) etc took to the streets from the Guwahati Press Club (GPC) to
> the office of the Deputy Commissioner and returned to the GPC where they
> held a rally.* Slogans like aah oi aah, ulai aah; khed oi khed; ULFA khed
> (come and drive the ULFA away), ISI hoshiyar (ISI, be careful), PCGik
> eghoria kar (outcast the PCG from the society), Paresh Baruahar dalali
> nasaliba* (broker Paresh Baruah's policy won't be allowed), Dhakar adesh
> aami naamaanu (we won't obey Dhaka's diktat) etc rocked the thoroughfares of
> the city from the GPC to the DC office and back when the processionists
> began to shout slogans against the killing in the city and the State by the
> ULFA.
> Speaking at the rally later, Ranen Kumar Goswami said: "We don't want an
> independent Asom as demanded by the ULFA, and we will never accept the
> diktat of Dhaka or Islamabad. The ULFA should stop killing in the State or
> else the people of the State won't remain mute spectators".
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> Meanwhile, there was a hot altercation between BJYM president Dilip Saikia
> and district Magistrate CK Bhuyan on the permission for the procession taken
> by the BJYM against the State Government's failure to bring the
> law-and-order situation under its control.
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> The BJYM leader said that the Centre should immediately impose President's
> Rule in the State for the State Government's failure to tackle the
> activities of the ISI and other Islamic fundamentalists in the State. The
> BJYM staged a dharna near the Dighalipukhuri in support of its demands.
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