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Chapter 6: What Keeps ULFA Going: Endogenous and Exogenous Factors
From the very beginning, ULFA was never successful in developing a sense of peoplehood the way Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) NSCN (IM) was successful in doing it in Nagaland. Whether it is the issue of migration, resources control or identity of the Assamese people, ULFA claims to have undivided people's support. But the fact is the organisation had never tried to measure people's opinion on such an important issue—whether the people of Assam support the secessionist claim of ULFA.
On the other hand, quite contrary to ULFA's claim, Naga National Council (NNC) could build up a sense of belongingness to the cause of Naga independence, notwithstanding ...