SILCHAR, April 7: The 36th raising day of peace talk fraction of United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) was observed at Leburbond near Chouringee under Borkhola police station of Cachar in the presence of rank and file of the force and with a message from chairman Arbinda Rajkhowa which was read out. The chief coorditor of the Barak Valley zone Monil Rajbongshi guided the observance of the day with his comrades Lt. Col. Biju Deka, Debojit Sinha, member central committee, Anta Rajbongshi, in-charge of the area, Lt. Lal Bhai and Lt. Ramu Se Charai and other members from three districts of the valley.
The celebration of the day began with the hoisting of ULFA flag by Lt. Col. Biju Deka who also read out the message of Arbinda Rajkhowa. The message of Rajkhowa was significant because in the present situation when the demand is being raised by different organizations for separation of Barak Valley from Assam, ULFA is for a unified state and opposed to any further fragmentation. It was pointed out that even when ULFA was at war with the government, Central and the State, its cadres had been scattered over in several parts of the valley in disguise and spreading the message of unity and solidarity between the two valleys.
Quite turally, besides motivating the people of their emotiol bases to stand up against the repressive policies of the government, the core message of remaining united was not missed in the speech of Rajkhowa which came here as a part of the message. The dialogue that was going on between the ULFA of peace talks and the Central Government did lay emphasis on the development of Barak Valley and pleaded for special economic passage for it.
The areas of discussion also concerned the basic facilities of education, health care, road communication, skill development for youths in order to make them self-dependent by creating employment opportunities. The message therefore was also an exercise to dispel the misconception that ULFA of peace-faction was for the bifurcation of Barak Valley from Assam. Rather, it wanted all round development to take the bond of unity among all sections of people without any discrimition or negligence.
ULFA chairman took the opportunity to pay profound homage to all the martyrs of the organization who laid down their lives for the cause of revolutiory battle. He demanded at the same time unconditiol release and repatriation of their comrade Anup Chetia and others still under detention in Bangladesh. He expressed his anguish at the recent controversy raised in different quarters about the definition of ‘Assamese’ and wanted its immediate end, besides ensuring the political protection of the ‘Khilinjias’.
While welcoming the ongoing peace-talks with the Centre in the larger interests of Assam and its people, Arbinda Rajkhowa expressed the hope that the present NDA Government led by rendra Modi would be serious enough to take the dialogue to a conclusive decision. People, irrespective of caste, creed and tribe, are anxious, as the chairman said, for the outcome of talks. He was aware of the sentiments and feelings of the people for positive outcome and the realization that nothing could be achieved through violent means. He concluded his speech with revolutiory salute to the comrades and cadres and to all sections of people.