Guwahati: ULFA `commander-in-chief` Paresh
Baruah on Sunday termed as a "moral victory" the assertion of his
arrested chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa that he has not
surrendered and will not hold talks with the government in
In an e-mailed statement to the media, Baruah said
Rajkhowa had "showed his strength despite his mental and
physical torture" when he told reporters at the Kamrup Chief
Judicial Magistrate Court premises yesterday that he had not
surrendered and would never do so.
He also said that Rajkhowa had categorically stated
that talks cannot be held with him being in handcuffs and that
prisoners cannot negotiate.
The scene at the CJM Court premises yesterday where
the outfit`s supporters shouted slogans in favour of the ULFA
and its leaders, was also a moral victory for the outfit, "as
it showed the people`s support for us," Baruah said.
Claiming the ULFA has mass support, Baruah said,
"ULFA is very much alive, our struggle will never end and the
people of Assam are with us".