Terror In Assam
“Secessionist war in Assam has been raging for a long time now. ULFA militants are active and without any shortage of funds.”
Secessionist war in Assam has been raging for a long time now. ULFA militants are active and without any shortage of funds. They have been funded from far off places and recently indirect evidence has come into picture that even Tata Tea has provided funds to them.
In such a scenario who is to be trusted and who is to be blamed? This has become a very tricky question seeing the situation in Assam. One thing is for sure that funding is there and that too a heavy one. It is a matter of common sense that such a large scale funding is not possible in connivance with certain high-ups in the society.
Assam is basically the home of the mongoloid race. Somehow, the people there have developed a feeling that their race is being marginalized. The result is an era of kidnappings, killings, rapes and extortion.
As we all must be aware, that all the hill states in the Northeast were once a part of Assam. All these hill states, which are home to different hill tribes, are quite different from their counterparts elsewhere in India. This difference compounded with their isolation has sprung the question of autonomy. This question of local autonomy was the sole culprit in the division of Assam.
If we talk of the Assamese people in general, they are in the least aggressive or combative. On the contrary they are peace loving to the core. Some wrong policies on the part of the government are also at fault. For example, the Bangladeshi infiltration was not checked at proper time and this led to disillusionment in the Assamese youth and masses. It was a virtual onslaught on their identity and culture.
After the elections in 1991 and the huge victory of Congress party, it was thought that the problem of terrorism will gradually subside. But, the problem continued and at present a deadlock prevails over Assam. Deadlock between the terrorist outfits and the government. Both disagree to relent. The ULFA and SULFA, which are the major militant groups in Assam have resorted to fear psychosis among the masses and the government has opted for even more stringent measures.
In such a scenario, human right violations are bound to happen from both the sides. This unabated violence will continue to rage unless both the sides think sincerely about sustained table talks.
Author - DeeKay
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