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Killing schoolchildren, Sanjoy Ghosh mistake, admits ULFA

The proscribed ULFA admitted that it was a mistake on its part to have killed 10 schoolchildren in Dhemaji district in 2004 and social worker Sanjoy Ghosh in 1997.



Guwahati: The proscribed ULFA on Saturday
admitted that it was a mistake on its part to have killed 10
schoolchildren in Dhemaji district in 2004 and social worker
Sanjoy Ghosh in 1997.
ULFA `foreign secretary` Sasadhar Choudhury told
reporters that the Dhemaji incident and the killing of rural
development activist Ghosh were "mistakes on the part of the
ULFA".
On Independence Day of 2004, ULFA cadres triggered a
blast in the parade ground in upper Assam`s Dhemaji district
killing 17 people, including 10 schoolchildren.
Ghosh of NGO AVARD-NE, along with a colleague of his,
were kidnapped by ULFA on July 4, 1997 from the river island
of Majuli where they were working for community health and
development.
His colleague managed to escape but Ghosh was killed.
Asked why the group indulged in killing of innocent
people, Choudhury shot back, "Why did our armed struggle
begin? You have to go back to the prevailing situation in the
state in 1979 when ULFA was born."

PTI

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