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ULFA pro-talk`s 72-hr blockade to protest border violence

The pro-talk faction of ULFA has decided to launch a 72-hour economic blockade from Wednesday in protest against alleged attempt by Arunachal Pradesh to encroach upon Assam`s territory and incidents of violence by NSCN-IM.



Tinsukia (Assam): The pro-talk faction of
ULFA has decided to launch a 72-hour economic blockade from
Wednesday in protest against alleged attempt by Arunachal
Pradesh to encroach upon Assam`s territory and incidents of
violence by NSCN-IM militants.

Secretary of the pro-talk unit Jiten Dutta told
reporters here that they supported the ongoing indefinite
economic blockade against Arunachal Pradesh by All Assam
Students` Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra
Parishad (AJYCP) and would launch a similar blockade on the
Margherita-Changlang Road from 5 a.m tomorrow.
AASU and AJYCP had launched the blockade since August
21 near the Kherbari-Kanubari Road, Bimalapur-Longding Road
and Joypur-Khonsa Road.

Dutta said that if NSCN-IM`s threat that the economic
blockade be lifted within 24 hours or else Assamese people
residing in Arunachal Pradesh would be attacked was carried
out then "we will also not spare the Nagas living in Assam".

"Moreover, NSCN-IM cadres who are supposed to stay
in designated camps are moving about freely. In that case, our
cadres should also be allowed to move outside the designated
camps," he said.
The government should "allow us to give protection to
the Assamese people living along the Assam-Arunachal border if
the police fails to give the necessary security", Dutta said.

NSCN-IM militants and some locals in Arunachal Pradesh
have been allegedly involved in sporadic incidents of violence
and exchange of fire with security forces in Assam since
August 14 at Charaipung and Bimalapur in Assam`s Sivasagar
district.

PTI

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