“We have got a formal communication from the ULFA regarding holding peace talks,”, chief minister of Assam, Mr. Tarun Gogoi has told journalists today, as per latest report. Mr. Gogoi, however, refused to elaborate whether it was a formal letter or who communicated the ULFA’s expression of interests for talks.
ULFA(United Liberation Front of Assam) is an outlawed organisation which is active in Assam since 1979. Recently, most of its leaders except self styled commander in chief Paresh Barua were arrested from different places in India and Bangladesh. All of them are lodged in Guwahati jail and there has been constant rumor that ULFA top leaders are likely to be freed to facilitate talks between Government of India and ULFA.
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Guwahati, June 13 (IANS): The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has formally expressed its willingness to open peace talks with the government to end more than three decades of violent insurgency in the State, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said today. Assam Tribune.