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ULFA slams Govt for award to Sharmila

The United Liberation Front of Asom has strongly criticized Sankadev Award for Sharmila Tagore a day after the film personality received the coveted award from president Pranab Mukherjee.

In an e-mail statement, the banned insurgent outfit alleged that Tagore has hardly any contribution to Assamese language literature. According to ULFA, it has belittled the saint. ULFA further asked Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to explain the reasons for selecting Tagore’s name and to made the names of the panel members public.  

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