Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam

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Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam
Major actions 1996–present
Motives Jihad against non-Muslims, especially the Indian government, in Assam.
Active region(s) India, Pakistan, Bangladesh
Ideology Islamism
Islamic fundamentalism
Pan-Islamism

Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA) is an Islamist extremist organization founded around 1996 in the eastern Indian state of Assam. The South Asia Terrorism Portal (satp.org) describes it as part of the All Muslim United Liberation Forum of Assam (AMULFA), and that Muslim United Liberation Front of Assam (MULFA) is a sister organization under the AMULFA umbrella.[1] It is alleged that MULTA is supported by the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency. The BSF troops of the Assam and Meghalaya frontier killed four militants of ULFA and Military Council of the KLNLF, arrested 17 militants belonging to the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council, KLNLF, People’s Liberation Army, Military Council faction of the Kangleipak Communist Party, United National Liberation Front, Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami among also got nine militants of ULFA, NDFB and All Adivasi National Liberation Army to surrender along with arms and ammunition.” On December 16th 2009 “A MULTA cadre, Kashim Ali (45), is arrested by the Border Security Force personnel along India-Bangladesh border. One pistol and five live ammunitions were recovered from his possession.[citation needed]

According to Indian authorities, the organization is tied to terrorist operations and criminal activity throughout Assam, primarily in Dhubri district, but also in Nagaon, Morigaon and Darrang districts. It sells weapons illegally, and conducts kidnapping and extortion to fund its activities.

It operates in conjunction with other extremist organizations, such as a 20 April 2009 gun battle near Lokra against Indian police, in which the Indian Red Horns division killed three members of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) along with two MULTA members, Baul Ali and Yunis Ali.[2]

It is also asserted by SATP.org to cooperate with the Maoist National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak Muivah (NSCM-IM)[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA)". South Asia Terrorism Portal. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  2. ^ "5 Policemen Among Twelve Killed in Assam". OutlookIndia.com. 2009-04-20. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  3. ^ "National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah". South Asia Terrorism Portal. Retrieved 2009-08-14.