Assam peace talk gets momentum

It is reported that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is likely to meet leaders of SJA (Sanmilita Jatiya Abhibartan (SJA) shortly. This is taken as positive indication of gaining talks between ULFA and government of India gaining momentum.

SJA was organized by a group of conscious and concerned citizens on April 24 in Guwahati, where distinguished individuals and representatives from nearly hundred socio-political and ethnic organizations took part. The day long convention called upon both New Delhi and the ULFA to come forward for the negotiation table without any pre-condition (and further delay).

It can be noted that, this was the first convention held where almost all organisations took part in a single convention after long time in Assam. There were few disappointments when Dr. Man Mohan Singh, incidently an Rajya Sabha MP from Assam, were not communicative about the meeting between leaders of SJA. But this news should put everything into place and Assam may finally see some peace.

The news :

NEW DELHI, June 15 – The ULFA peace process is likely to gather momentum in the coming days, with Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh expected to meet the leaders of the Sanmilita Jatiya Abhibartan (SJA) shortly.

The Prime Minister expressed his willingness to meet the delegation when Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi called on him here this afternoon, ostensibly to discuss a host of issues including the ULFApeace process.

The Chief Minister today gave enough indications to suggest that the State Government was ready to move on to the next level of the peace process. He spoke about the need to draft the modalities for the peace process and possible involvement of former Director of Intelligence Bureau (DIB) PC Haldar, who is already working as a government interlocutor. Source.

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