[Assam] Clamour for a political solution to the ULFA demands from the trader community in Assam

Chan Mahanta cmahanta at charter.net
Thu May 31 07:09:15 PDT 2007


Very intelligent comment!








At 6:27 AM -0700 5/31/07, SANDIP DUTTA wrote:
>So if you left, whats the problem?
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>"I would not settle for anything less than a right to re-orient 
>Assam's governance and have full controls over its natural 
>resources" - and then?
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>Transfer the dough back to Dhaka by hawala :-) ?
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>----- Original Message ----
>From: Chan Mahanta <cmahanta at charter.net>
>To: SANDIP DUTTA <pseude at yahoo.com>; Chan Mahanta 
><cmahanta at charter.net>; Alpana B. Sarangapani 
><absarangapani at hotmail.com>; Jyotirmoy Sharma <jsharma at iinet.net.au>
>Cc: assam at assamnet.org
>Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:47:02 PM
>Subject: Re: [Assam] Clamour for a political solution to the ULFA 
>demands from the trader community in Assam
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>It is NOT for ME to dictate that. Remember I left? It is for ULFA 
>and the GoI to negotiate and settle on.
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>I will accept anything the two can settle on, and bring peace back, 
>even though if *I* were to be a negotiator for ULFA, I would not 
>settle for anything less than a right to re-orient Assam's 
>governance and have full controls over its natural resources.
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>At 5:05 AM -0700 5/31/07, SANDIP DUTTA wrote:
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>>May we hear again what comprises the political soln. as envisaged by you.
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>>Rgds,
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>>SD
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>>----- Original Message ----
>>From: Chan Mahanta <cmahanta at charter.net>
>>To: Alpana B. Sarangapani <absarangapani at hotmail.com>; Jyotirmoy 
>>Sharma <jsharma at iinet.net.au>; Chan Mahanta <cmahanta at charter.net>
>>Cc: assam at assamnet.org
>>Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:58:33 AM
>>Subject: Re: [Assam] Clamour for a political solution to the ULFA 
>>demands from the trader community in Assam
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>>What I propose is to bring the conflict to an end, through 
>>negotiations and a political solution. Even Indian military brass, 
>>time and again, have declared that the conflict could be ended only 
>>with a political solution. And even the most reactionary of 
>>newspapers have declared, time and again, that the conflict will 
>>not end, unless the root causes are addressed and solutions found.
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>>MY question for Jyoti is: WHAT is YOUR solution? What do YOU propose?
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>>Of course we have seen Jyoti's earlier proposals. Now if I asked 
>>him to grade those proposals, like a teacher might do to a 
>>student's home-work, how would Jyoti grade his own work?
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>>         B -- for having a decent chance at success
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>>         C -- for Childish
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>>         D -- for DUMB
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>>At 5:24 PM -0500 5/30/07, Alpana B. Sarangapani wrote:
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>>>I agree and do the same - call around to find out if everyone is ok.
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>>>"In order to make spiritual progress you must be patient like a 
>>>tree and humble like a blade of grass"
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>>>- Lakshmana
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>>>>  From: jsharma at iinet.net.au
>>>>  Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 19:26:57 +0800
>>>>  To: cmahanta at charter.net
>>>>  CC: assam at assamnet.org
>>>>  Subject: Re: [Assam] Clamour for a political solution to the 
>>>>ULFA demands from the trader community in Assam is a positive 
>>>>development. Every one should look at the ULFA stand as the core 
>>>>issue. NOT to treat i
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>>>>  " ....... instead of shedding crocodile tears like so many of our
>>>>  highly intelligent friends here, who are never affected by what is
>>>>  happening?"
>>>>  Everyone who has someone in Assam is affected. Everytime a bomb
>>>>  blast happens I have to check the papers and call home to see that
>>>>  everyone is OK.
>>>>  Is this the "Freedom" that you are proposing ?
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>>>>  JS
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