ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Chronicles of Violence and Terror

While the gruesome atrocities and the reports of alliances with foreign agents have hardened public doubts about the United Liberation Front of Asom, one cannot dismiss the entire enterprise as criminal and fraudulent. In the backdrop of the history of modern Assam, this article touches upon the conditions leading to the rise of ULFA, the making and unmaking of its character, its political significance, and the need for a sincere attempt at peace. The author views the ULFA's political immaturity, anarchic worship of violence (as the only solution) and adventurism as largely related to the fortunes of the Assamese people in historical circumstances not entirely of their own making and choice.

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