Thursday, December 03, 2009

ULFA chief nabbed

Indian government will have to rise above politics to wipe-out the menace of insurgency, naxaliam and terrorism from the country. Fallacies like non violence and offering invitation for dialogue will not work.

CALL IT cooperation or India’s rising international clout, Bangladesh a known heaven for northeast insurgents have nabbed the chairman of leading northeast insurgent group ULFA Arabinda Rajkhowa. He was later on handed over to the Indian security forces and flown to New Delhi for interrogation.

For India, nabbing northeast insurgents has always been a tough challenge, as leaders reigning these antisocial groups carry out their activities from neighbouring countries like Bangladesh and Bhutan and infiltrate as and when they want. From their hideouts, they guide their cadres to indulge in looting and killing across North-East including Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura and disrupt law and order situation in the region. Further, they also lure young men and women to join them in their struggle, which is against the set norms of the country but sacred and judicious for them, like Al Qaida and Lashkar -e Taiba, they also wash minds of the youth and inculcate in them hatred against India, emotionally blackmailing them to plunge into bloody war with arms and ammunition.

Some of the other insurgent groups working in North-East with hideouts in neighbouring Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal apart from ULFA are NLFA (National Liberation Front of Arunachal Pradesh), NDFB ( National Democratic Front of Bodoland), BLTFS (Bodo Liberation Tiger Forces) UNLF (United National Liberation Front), PRA (People’s Republican Army), HRF (Hmar Revolutionary Front), ZRA (Zomi Revolutionary Army), HULA (Hajong United Liberation Army), NSCN (National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isac-Muivah), Kamtapuri Liberation Organization (KLO) and many more.

53-year-old Arabinda Rajkhowa was nabbed by Bangladesh authorities on Monday (November 30), and pushed inside Indian boundary through West Tripura, and there he was nabbed by Indian security forces. Rajkhowa’s arrest if handled properly can play a key role in dismantling the powerful empire of ULFA and through dialogue long standing issue can be resolved, paving the way for peace and prosperity across North-East.

Indian government will have to rise above politics to wipe-out the menace of insurgency, naxal and terrorism from the country. Fallacies like non violence and offering invitation for dialogue will not work; it was tough cop KPS Gill’s tit for tat strategy that worked in eradicating terrorism in Punjab, one of the worst affected States in 1990s. We need people like KPS Gill to answer mentally ill antisocial elements.

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