After request from Assam Police to close down the Facebook account of ULFA-I, Facebook respectively blocked the account of the banned rebel outfit of Assam.
Recently ULFA-I’s newly updated account surfaced on Facebook – a popular online social media and social networking service company, after which Assam Police immediately requested Facebook to block the controversial account.
The banned rebel outfit ULFA-I made its Facebook debut on June 15 – a few days after Assam Police launched a special cyber patrolling unit, post after the inhumane Karbi Anglong mob lynching case on June 8.
The Facebook account of the outfit was named as ‘Ulfa Swadhin’ and the location was marked as Guwahati. Post the opening of the account, bringing much shame to the department, Assam Police had written to the Facebook to block the account at the earliest.
It may be mentioned that in the debut Facebook video, the banned outfit mocked Assam Police, in relation with the Bordumsa Police-Ulfa-I encounter episode, and said that “Assam Police has made a fool of themselves”.
After making its debut on Facebook, the rebel outfit had also issued a statement and said that “the Facebook account was the long demand of time and heartfelt demand of well-wishers”.
The outfit had also posted two photographs showing the self-styled assistant publicity secretary of the outfit, Major Arunudoy Asom addressing cadres in front of a bamboo thatched hut and a group photograph of the cadres with the outfit’s chief Paresh Baruah and Asom.
The outfit was founded on April 7, 1979, at Rang Ghar, a historic structure dating to the Ahom kingdom and began operations in 1990.