ULFA and Iqbal

Paresh Barua, the self- styled ULFA c-n-c, is an admirer of Allama Iqbal, as the Axomiya writer Mamoni Raisom (Indira) Goswami states.

Reminds me of a similar interest in literature that sub- commandante Marcos expressed in an interview with Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Talking about self-styled ULFA c-in-c Paresh Barua, Ms Goswami said that Barua had a soft corner for literature.

According to Ms Goswami, the ULFA supremo takes inspiration from the revolutionary poems of Ikbal. “He has been reading a lot, and his favourite author is Ernest Hemingway, apart from the Assamese authors like Jatin Dowerah, Nalinibala Devi, Rajanikanta Bordoloi and others,” revealed Ms Goswami.

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