South Asia and Beyond

Assam’s Tryst With Insurgency: The ULFA Years

NEW DELHI: One thing that stood out in the run-up to the just concluded assembly elections in Assam was the absence of insurgency dominating the popular discourse. Even political parties refrained from using it as a campaign tool. But rewind a couple of decades and ULFA was the buzzword, dominating the socio-political landscape in Assam and unleashing a reign of terror. In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale chronicles the years when the state, the tea industry in particular, went through the horrors of extortion and killings.

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