Independence Day - the ULFA

Last year the outfit’s list of activities included targeting schoolchildren gathered at a Dhemaji school for the Independence Day ceremony. On that occasion, six children and several adults paid the price for the ULFA’s egregious pathology.

This year, they have called for a general strike on August 15 in the state and warn to target the cinema houses, gas pipelines, railway lines and even big emerging industries, such as tea and petroleum industries.

And the recent attacks on pipelines and railways in upper Assam have already caused a great deal of damage and fear.

Now, the onus is on the Tarun Gogoi government to ensure that Independence Day passes by without event in the state.