Armed against big dams
big dam movement in Assam, which has over the few years been strengthened by politicians and academicians, has now found the backing of the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent, or ULFA (I). The ULFA (I) has also threatened to carry out an armed struggle to stop the construction of the 2,000 MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project. It has said that the organisation is opposed to the construction of proposed mega dams in the Northeast region. Paresh Asom, commander-in-chief of the ULFA (I), said that it is shocking that the Indian government is putting every effort to ensure completion of the project, despite experts saying that these dams could be catastrophic to the region.