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Expert blasts ULFA

Noted economist Dr Jitendralal Borkakoty on Wednesday called ULFA a bunch of 'self-appointed' freedom fighters which have no support from the people. Talking to reporters in Guwahati, Borkakoty a specialist in international trade sais an analysis of the ULFA's reasons in favour of their demand for a sovereign state of Assam reveals that the insurgents are self-appointed freedom fighters on behalf of the Assamese people who do not want an independent Assam.

Borkotoky, a former professor at Middlesex University, London said ULFA's 'misguided nationalism' did not command the support of the people of Assam. "That sense is polluted by indiscriminate killing and mindless violence," he said. He said, "they ULFA must realise, as the Mizo National Front did, that a sovereign Assam is non-feasible proposition. These matters must be settled by ballot boxes rather than by bullets and bombs."

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milk talukdar's picture

Who is this expert(?)? being a talented and noble person what he done for Assam? He may get one national award soon! Guess the reason!!! Respected sir, u just can't imagine the reality of Assam living outside for a long time. What u could get through newspaper is not exactly the right one. (media is a business in Assam)

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