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Upamanyu Hazarika blame Political Leaders responsible for Assamese youth joining ULFA-I

Upamanyu Hazarika blame Political Leaders responsible for Assamese youth joining ULFA-I

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Oct 2018 2:13 PM GMT

Guwahati: Probajan Virodhi Manch Convener and Senior Advocate, Upamanyu Hazarika on Friday in a press statement blamed the leaders of the Congress, BJP and AGP responsible for Assamese youth joining the Paresh Barua-led faction United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA-I).

The statement came just after the recent video clip of Pankaj Pratim Dutta, the vice president of All Assam Students’ Union, Dergaon unit joining the ULFA-I got viral in the social media.

Hazarika also stated that the political leaders of the state have destroyed the hopes of the people and particularly the younger generation, hence, making them bound to take up arms in order to save and protect the identity of the indigenous people of the state.

“For the last 29 months, the new Government and leaders who represent the entire spectrum of leadership fighting for the cause of the indigenous identity, have betrayed and driven everyone into the state of despair,” Upamanyu stated in the press release.

He further mentioned that the leaders of the state for the sake of petty self-interest gets involved in petty politics, thus leading to an extinction of their own community. “it is for this reason, the youth of the state lose faith and hope from the system and start believing that the solution lies outside system,” said Upamanyu in the press statement.

He added, “The ULFA-I was formed in 1979 but saw an increase in popularity and recruitment during the last stage of the Assam movement when the people lost hope in the system and similar growth was seen during the AGP government’s tenure when the leaders of the agitation were seen to have betrayed the cause.”

Hazarika further claimed in the press statement that “today history is being repeated again”.

“Anti-indigenous stand of the present leadership in government, whether it be in the Supreme Court on critical issue of identity, supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, covering up discrepancies in the National Register of Citizens and so on has to lead a sense of despair and loss of faith in the system,” he added further.

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