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Ulfa warns students’ body against China goods ban

| MANOJ ANAND
Published : Sep 28, 2016, 12:25 am IST
Updated : Sep 28, 2016, 12:25 am IST

In what has alerted the security agencies, the anti-talk faction of Ulfa (Independent) has warned and asked the Hindu Yuva Chhatra Parishad to withdraw its appeal to ban Chinese products in Assam.

In what has alerted the security agencies, the anti-talk faction of Ulfa (Independent) has warned and asked the Hindu Yuva Chhatra Parishad to withdraw its appeal to ban Chinese products in Assam.

The students body had made an appeal to the people on Sunday in the state not to sell and buy Chinese goods in protest against Beijing’s support to Pakistan.

In a press statement,the HYCP said, “At a time when the entire world is criticising Pakistan for harbouring terrorists, China is supporting Pakistan. This exposes China’s true face. It is not possible for the people of Assam to take up arms to fight China. But we can weaken the Chinese economy by boycotting their products.”

Though there was hardly any reaction on the appeal of the students body, the Ulfa(I) publicity secretary Arunodoi Asom in a statement said, “We have asked the HYCP to withdraw its appeal. With expensive Indian products flooding Assam markets, people of the state have all the liberty to purchase and sell anything profitable to them, which includes Chinese products.”

Ulfa(I) said, “The bonding between Assam and China has been mentioned in the great works of Chinese explorer Hiuen Tsang.” It added that China has always been a friendly neighbour of Assam.

The outfit asked the students’ body to refrain from acting on BJP and RSS’s dictats or face the consequences.

The statement of Ulfa (I) has been significant as security agencies recently claimed that elusive Ulfa (I) chief Paresh Baruah was taking shelter in a frontier province of China adjoining Myanmar.