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Reports of youths joining ULFA(I) causes concern, Opposition blames govt employment policy

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SIVASAGAR, May 16: Social media reports of youths joining ULFA(I) have caused a serious concern among the conscious citizens all over the state especially when ULFA(I) reportedly admitted to have killed two Assamese youths for alleged espionage activities. According to an unconfirmed report, ten youths including some girls have reached the ULFA(I) camps in Myanmar which include Triveni Gogoi from Amguri Gharphalia Goan, Malabika Bora from Janjhi Phulpanichiga, and Rohini Gogoi from Bezopathar, Dhemesi near Demow. However, SP Sivasagar on Monday said that the police have information about Triveni Gogoi only who had earlier eloped from home with a boy in 2020 and was later located in Guwahati. “There is less specific information regarding the other two,” he added. Though the state police chief DGP Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta spoke about the missing youths in a lighter vein that it is a normal thing among a section of our youths –going into ULFA and coming back home, the recent trend has aroused a serious concern among the people.

Kanak Gogoi, secretary, CPI Sivasagar district council in this regard told this correspondent that it is entirely the failure of government policy. Elaborating his point, Gogoi said that the government has declared one lakh appointments per year but has apparently no policy for the rest of the 60 lakh unemployed youths in the state. Further, Gogoi said that the youths are frustrated with the delayed peace talk with the ULFA(I).

Satya Pratim Gayan, secretary, Aam Aadmi Party, Sivasagar district committee, said that the youths in the state are not satisfied with the policy adopted by the BJP AGP government for the unemployed people. A vast number of them do not think that the government will do something for them, he added.

Mayur Borgohain, president, BJP Sivasagar district committee said that the state government under CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has been doing everything possible to appoint all eligible candidates on the basis of merit without any involvement of money at any stage. He urged the youths to work for the development of the state. District Congress president Manjeer Gogoi also blamed the state government’s unhealthy employment policy in this regard. He said that prices of essential commodities have been soaring and the frustration among the youths are increasing day-by-day.

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