Assam, Dec 3: Ulfa (I) has asked the Assam government to send political envoys and not military officials if it decides to discuss with the approval of Parliament its core demand of “restoration of Assam’s sovereignty“.
In its bi-monthly mouthpiece, the outfit mentioned, “Otherwise, we know that the dialogue would be nothing else but a death trap.”
ULFA (I) stated that peace initiatives with other groups have shown how the Assam government has forced these groups to be bound by “pre-conditions“, which eventually turn out to be a trap in the name of offering a peaceful solution.
It also added that the government has tried to tame Ulfa with as many as 11 military operations since the first one – Operation Bajrang – in 1990.
According to the list published in the mouthpiece, Operation Sher-i-Dil was launched in 1991, followed by Operation Rhino after six months in the same year, Operation Cobra in 1992, Operation Golden Bird in 1995, general CI operations under unified command structure since 1997, Operation All Clear Flush-out in 2003, Operation Cloud Nine in 2006, Operation Blazing Khukri in 2007,
Operation Orchid in 2007 and the last one – Operation Mountain Thunder – on Myanmar soil in 2019. “Apart from these military operations, secret killings took place since 1998 during AGP rule,” the outfit stated.