Ulfa Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, today visited the sensitive Assam-Nagaland boundary, and interacted with local people and to get a first-hand knowledge of the situation prevailing in the border.
The Ulfa leader said that he had been to this area before several times earlier when he was underground in the armed struggle. Rajkhowa said that just after the 1985 June attack here by Naga forces when over 100 policemen and civilians were killed and police personnel were fleeing he and his cadres had come to extend protection to the people. Again in early and mid nineties he was here.
He was addressing a public gathering on the road side here near the local taxi and truck stand, for which tension had suddenly risen last week as Naga taxi owners attempted to set up their own taxi stand by giving a different name.
“We will be always here to support you unlike other leaders who come, go and forget,” he said. Rajkhowa while replying to complaints against CRPF personnel’s failure to maintain its neutrality and siding with the Nagaland government and people’s bid to encroach Assam land, said that Ulfa will urge the Centre to review the security arrangements along the border hotspots
He assured the people of taking up with the state and Central governments providing safety and security of border residents.
The Ulfa chairman said that the organization was born for securing the legitimate rights and protection of the indigenious Assamese people and threat to the lives of people living along the inter-state boundary was an important matter as the state shares large a border with its neighboring states