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Suspected ULFA rebels kill 2 Hindi-speakers in Assam

According to reports, the attack was carried out by five to six militants at a remote village near Philobari area of the district around 7:30pm.

Published: 12th August 2016 11:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2016 11:55 PM   |  A+A-

GYWAHATI: Suspected militants of the Paresh Baruah faction of banned United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) killed two Hindi-speaking people and injured six others, including three women, in eastern Assam’s Tinsukia district on Friday evening.

According to reports, the attack was carried out by five to six militants at a remote village near Philobari area of the district around 7:30pm. The reports said the militants had fired shots targeting the houses of two Hindi-speaking people.

The police could not give details saying they were headed to the site of incident.

To the ULFA, Hindi is not merely a language but the exploitative tongue of the “oppressive” and “colonial” Government of India. As such, it views the Hindi-speaking settlers as representatives of the Central government. Over the last 15 years, the ULFA carried out a series of attacks in Assam targeting Hindi-speaking people.

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