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Decline of ULFA

Decline of ULFA

Niranjan Phukan IT is interesting that Udayan Misra, who happens to be an Assamese with the advantage of direct knowledge and observation of the things he describes, should choose to write about the ULFA (EPW, August 7-14) in a tone of dry detachment, more or less in the same vein as that of Naipaul writing on the Caribbeans. The bland and somewhat superior objectivity deliberately evades the present crisis of Assamese society and poli - tics, of which the ULFA is a symptom. Misra thus toes the government line both in Delhi and Dispur, which administersdrastic medicines, without caring to diagnose the disease.

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