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  • Fresh troubles in Assam

    Fresh troubles in Assam

    The resurgence of ULFA poses fresh challenges and the government would do well to pay heed to this development.

    December 17, 2018
  • Paresh Barua: A man of abiding influence

    Paresh Barua: A man of abiding influence

    False reports of United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent leader Paresh Barua’s passing brought forth a wave of grief among a sizeable chunk of Assamese people. His personality cult needs to be addressed tactfully by the government.

    November 12, 2018
  • When one Barua runs the show

    When one Barua runs the show

    Can a separatist militant group survive without public support? Is the government waiting for the natural death of some ethnic insurgent groups engaged in low-scale terrorism with some ageing leaders at the helm of affairs? These questions and many more may be raised in the case of the United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent), formed …

    July 31, 2017
  • Chinese whispers

    Chinese whispers

    The breakaway faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom, calling itself ULFA (Independent), is now deeply under Chinese influence. Four days before the Dalai Lama was to pass through Guwahati (April 1) on his way to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, its chairman, the faceless Abhijeet Ahom, reportedly an NRI doctor based in the UK, …

    April 9, 2017
  • Tackling Barua

    Tackling Barua

    Former Ulfa self-styled commander-in-chief Paresh Barua, who now presides over the outfit&’s breakaway faction – lfa(Independent) – is going great guns, indulging in belligerency and daredevilry. After having lain low for some time, his cadres in early August kidnapped the son of a BJP legislator in Upper Assam and then sent a notice demanding a …

    September 5, 2016