Skip to contentSkip to navigation

ULFA submits charter of demands before Centre

ULFA and the Centre are all set to hold the first round of formal talks on Wednesday next. The count down began when the banned outfit has submitted their charter of demands before the Union home minister on Friday.

Led by chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, the ULFA delegation met Chidambaram at his North Block-based office at around 12 noon in presence of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and peace interlocutor P C Haldar. According to sources, ULFA has dropped sovereignty and independence demands. They are set to press for more autonomy, special status for Assam and other safeguards for the people there under the Constitution.

Talking to reporters, chief minister Gogoi called it a significant step in bringing peace in Assam and said both state and central governments were sincere about finding a solution for permanent peace in the restive state.

It is learnt that Rajkhowa and others are understood to have asked the government to bring back its Anup Chetia, who is in detention in Bangladesh since 1997, to facilitate his participation in the peace talks.

Author info

editor's picture

Please send your comments to

Add new comment


Republish this content

Random Stories

Nagas waiting for settlement before Christmas

4 Nov 2017 - 9:02am | AT News Dimapur
Nagaland wants the most striking political issue to be settled before the upcoming assembly polls early next year. This was more or less of what Chief Minister TR Zeliang said Union home minister...

Nab ring leaders: Delhi to Gogoi

25 Jul 2012 - 11:48pm | editor
Delhi on Wednesday directed Dispur to nab the ring leaders involved in ethnic clash in BTAD areas. Further, it ruled out a Bangladeshi hand in the entire episode where 42 people lost their lives....

Road mishap: 9 dead near Guwahati

19 Feb 2010 - 4:06pm | editor
Altogether 9 persons died when a vehicle carrying a marriage party collided it head on a speeding truck in the outskirt of Guwahati city last night. According to information, the tragic road mishap...