Assam extremists threaten foreign investors

Vol 5, PW 2 (14 Mar 01) News in Brief

Don't underestimate the ability of terrorist groups to disrupt your oil activity in India's hostile north-east.

For a sample of what they are capable of, read 'Freedom', a newsletter published by the United Liberation Front of Assam, a violent terrorist group in Assam responsible for regular bomb attacks. In its March issue, the newsletter carries an editorial titled: "Stop Foreign Investment in Indian Occupied Assam." The article pours scorn on efforts by the "puppet government of Assam" and "colonial India" to attract foreign investment to Assam and claims that all outside money invested in Assam will end up in "the accounts of foreign entrepreneurs or the exchequer of Delhi."