Arunachal Pradesh Northeast

ULFA-I warns Tata Amalgamation plantation to recruit Assam youths or face closure

Within days after releasing last of the two workers of Delhi-based Drill company Quippo’s abducted workers, the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) on Thursday issued a warning letter to the Tata owned Amalgamation Plantation Private Limited.

In a letter undersigned by the outfit’s member of the publicity department, Rumel Asom, it will take actions to “prevent doing business in Assam” if the plantation doesn’t shift all its operations to Assam and recruit people of the state.

The outfit further said that this action is being taken because they have observed that Plantation has its headquarters outside Assam where no indigenous person has been recruited and even in Assam, most are recruited on “temporary employment contract”.

Reminding that the company of its ‘heavy responsibilities” to the land being a business establishment and to do otherwise would be “contrary to the spirit of Win, Win”, the letter mentioned, “We are giving notice with this statement that, with immediate effect, you relocate all your administrative offices to Assam and you will recruit only indigenous people of Assam [Thologiri] workers in the various position that opens up in your company from now on.”

Failing this will attract actions like the ULFA-I will not allow anyone connected with the company to travel around in Assam and it may go to the extent of ruining the company by forcing closure of the Tea Garden.

“We trust that you will heed to our notification and your company will comply fully. This would be good for your company and Assam,” the letter mentioned.

ULFA had recently released one of the two Quippo employees deputed in Arunachal Pradesh after the organisation agreed to recruit locals in the Northeast.

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