I find Paresh Barua’s interests very baffling. This one was about his interest in the poetry of Allama Iqbal, and here is one about his interest in football, for ULFA cadres to be playing football in the midst of an armed struggle against the mighty Indian State may indicate where the next Indian football team will come from:
Some people see an interesting analogous relationship between the FIFA World Cup tournament in progress and ULFA’s present line of approach. Mr. Barua, after all, first made his mark on the football field; and playgrounds have been found in many ULFA camps the security forces dismantled in recent years. It will be hoped that ULFA will play the political game forcefully but within the rules, without being awarded any red cards.
Picture Acknowledgement BBC.