Assam: Banned ULFA faction opens Facebook account to reach out bigger audience


GUWAHATI, June 15, 2018 (TNN): Banned Ulfa (Independent) faction led by Paresh Baruah on Thursday launched a new front in social media with a Facebook account as mean to reach out to a bigger audience.

Till now the outfit's line of communication with the people has been limited to emails or telephonic interviews to print and electronic media.

 This move by the Myanmar-based outfit, one of the last remaining militant group in the state, has come at a time when the Assam Police is setting up a cyber dome and cracking down on people misusing social media to spread hate messages and rumours, like the recent one about child-lifters that resulted into a barbaric lynching of two youths from Guwahati, sound engineer Nilotpal Das and his businessman friend Abhijit Nath at a remote village in Karbi Anglong on June 8.
The outfit in a statement said that the idea of opening a Facebook account has given by several people and its "well-wishers."
"We will not be using the Facebook for our leisure activities but for posting routine news about our organization. We limit our use of Facebook and it is an experiment," the statement said.
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