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ULFA meets for peace

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In a bid to resolve the decade old armed conflict in Assam, the former ULFA rebels unanimously resolved to revive the negotiation with the government leaving no less hopes for millions of people in the state.

The former ULFA leaders held a brain storming session in Nagaon on Sunday where they unanimously agreed to get Paresh Baruah involved in the negotiation with the government.

ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, general secretary Anup Chetia, publicity secretary Sunil Nath, foreign secretary Sashadhar Chaudhury, Mrinal Hazarika, Kalpajyoti Neog have said that the commander in chief, if need be, must take the lead for the greater interest of Assam and its people.

The daylong convention further set up a panel to revive the initiative to be sent to the elusive military head for his consent and consideration.

Sources told Assam Times that Baruah is quite aware of the move and the panel has been set up at his instance.

The former rebels also discussed the hardships they have been facing since they came back to the national mainstream.

Notably, during the UPA regime prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh opened the formal negotiation and after a few rounds of talks, it refused to progress. The Narendra Modi government at the Centre has yet to take any step to revive the process.

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