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File photo of Pankaj Pratim Dutta with AASU leadership

Sensation prevailed across Assam after a youth from Dergaon in Golaghat district of the State has joined the proscribed insurgent outfit United Liberation Front of Assam – Independent (ULFA-I) recently.

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Pankaj Pratim Dutta allegedly at the ULFA-I camp

Notably, a video post allegedly sent from a camp at some undisclosed location of the ULFA-I has created ripples in the social media.

According to the revelations in the video clip, the youth identified himself as Pankaj Pratim Dutta and hails from Dergaon in Golaghat district of Assam.

Surprisingly, he was the vice president of the Dergaon unit of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) before joining the banned militant outfit.

In the video clip, the youth claimed that he has joined the ULFA-I as a representative of the new generation to fight for an independent Assam.

He also sought apologies from the influential students’ body for not intimidating the AASU leadership before deserting the Union.

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Image of ULFA-I flag found at the time of the account ‘Mayuri Ling Mayuri’ where the video of Pankaj Pratim Dutta was posted

The youth has also made several sensational revelations in the video clip that has become viral on various social media platforms.

In the video he said, “As a representative of the new generation, I believe there is no alternative to an independent and sovereign Assam.”

He ‘lamented’ that Assam has always been at the receiving end of those at the helm of power in New Delhi and has always been ‘begging on its knees’ to get its legitimate share from the Central Government.

On a rather confident note he also said, “I would like to remind those who believe that the ULFA-I is just a handful. But it is because of the sacrifices made by this handful of revolutionaries that every Assamese is taking pride in their ethnic identity today.”

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A facebook bost by Pankaj Pratim Dutta’s family displaying news of his disappearance
A facebook bost by Pankaj Pratim Dutta’s family displaying news of his disappearance

Notably, Pankaj, son the Tarun Chandra Dutta, a resident of Ward No 9 of Dergaon has been missing since last September 5.

He left home on that fateful day telling his family that he was on way to Guwahati.

The news of his disappearance had also appeared in sections of media and the family had also circulated the news in several social media platforms seeking information about his whereabouts.

Moreover, the facebook account where the video has been posted also raises several eyebrows about its authenticity.

Several comments in his support can be seen below the post posted in the timeline of the facebook account.

The account also exhibits innumerable posts glorifying ULFA-I, several photographs are also posted and shared by many.

All these have shaken concerned circles across the State with several uncomfortable questions storming the minds, like is the present political scenario that is posing serious threat to the existence of the Assamese community is prompting the new generation to take up an armed rebellion yet again?

On the other hand, reports also came in a few days back about several youths from eastern Assam joining the ULFA-I.

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