By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 11: The AJYCP has asked the Centre to resume peace talks with the ULFA and other rebel outfits to help Assam restore permanent peace. It further threatens to launch a statewide agitation if the Centre fails to hold the peace parleys with the rebels afresh.
In a statement issued in Guwahati, AJYCP president Biraj Kumar Talukdar deplored that neither Delhi nor Dispur has invited the rebel outfits to resume the stalled peace talks.
The AJYCP leader said that the government would have to pay a heavy price if it keeps mum on the issue. “If the Government fails to resume the talks it would be missing another chance to help Assam restore peace. We find it difficult to understand as to why the Centre is yet to resume the talks or why the Sonowal Government fails to mount pressure on the Centre for it.”
According to Talukdar, “Over the years, we have noticed that the Centre has been downplaying the major issues in Assam as law-and-order problem. The measures to quell these issues have been doing more harm than good.”