There was a time when the ULFA (Independent)—in those days simply called ULFA—evinced some concern about how our children were to grow up and what their future may be like in the sovereign state of their dreams called Asam. Today, the outfit is known to be free of any such pointless concern about others. The only concern the ULFA(I) leaders are capable of having is for themselves and their ability to sustain the five-star lives they lead on money extorted from others. Some of the ULFA(I) leaders have been able to send their children to expensive foreign schools entirely on other people’s money. And if the ULFA(I) leaders have any concern for the future of children, it is only for their own children. Other children have never counted for either the ULFA or the ULFA(I). Be that as it may, recently, the ULFA(I) blasted some bombs fitted with timers that went off on the morning of our Independence Day. According to reports, the ULFA(I) used schoolboys of Classes IX and X to plant the bombs. Two of the boys involved in the task were later picked up by the police and questioned. They revealed that they had been asked to plant the bombs in difficult places like the Doomdooma market and near the police station and were assured that being fitted with timer devices they would not explode before the morning of August 15. These details are quite pointless. What matters is that there is everything wrong about an outfit that can engage school children in the task of planting bombs. With this heinous deed, the ULFA(I) has forfeited any right to support or sympathy from any quarter.
Kids Made to Plant Bombs