In a clear sign of growing affinity for China, the Paresh Barua faction of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has for the first time vehemently criticised the recent anti-China protests in Assam by Tibetan activists and their supporters.
“The new phenomenon of giving visible support to Tibet in Assam is a part of (a) game plan. It is blatant interference in the internal affairs of China,” said the letter sent to media houses, which coaxed the indigenous people of Assam not to support anti-China sentiment.
Saying that the Dalai Lama or the exiled Tibetan establishment never expressed any concern for human rights violations in Assam in the last three decades, it asked: “Do we owe anything to Tibet that we have to burn Chinese flag on our soil?”
The latest communication comes on the heels of another e-mail on Wednesday where the outfit underlined the need for conservation of one-horned rhino and the wild elephant underlining an adoption of Chinese practices.
“In respect of elephants, the forest department of Assam, with the help of the public and NGOs, should consider planting appropriate quick growing grass, bamboo, wild palms as fodder for these giants following the example of the Sichuan region of China," the letter had said.