Peace talks with Paresh Baruah, Commander-in-Chief of ULFA(I) round the corner, claim reports
GUWAHATI: The Centre might struck a peace accord with Commander-in-Chief of United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) chief Paresh Baruah in April, the Outlook has reported.
" One of Barua’s childhood friends, Rebati Phukan—who “disappeared” in April 2018—is said to be acting as the intermediary between the banned outfit and the Centre. He was apparently drafted by Indian intelligence agencies to break the ice with Barua," the Outlook story claims.
The talks are in the final stages.
State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday addressed a Press Conference where he appealed to (ULFA-I) commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah & United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) to enter into a meaningful peace dialogue with both the Government of Assam and Government of India, ending decade-old militant movement in the state.
He complimented Prime Minister Narendra Modi & Union Home Minister Amit Shah for formalizing the historic Bodo Peace Accord.
Minister Sarma in the conference mentioned that the Bodo Peace Accord will ensure the autonomy of Bodoland and reaffirm the territorial integrity of Assam & Justice for Bodo & Non-Bodo people. “Assam shall remember this forever,” he said.
“Bodo Accord marks a new era of peace, progress & prosperity in Assam,” Sarma added.
It is important to note that the United Liberation Front of Assam Independent (ULFA-I) has claimed responsibility for the five blasts that shook Upper Assam on the 71st Republic Day this morning.
In a press statement, ULFA(I) clearly stated that the serial blasts in the morning hours ahead of the Republic Day celebrations were executed by their group.
The first blast took place at Teokghat Tiniali of Sonari under Charaideo District, the second blast took place near Duliajan Police Station, the third blast took place at Marwari patty near Gurudwara in Dibrugarh, the fourth blast near Circuit House in Graham Bazaar in Dibrugarh and fifth Doomdooma near 8 no bridge in Tinsukia District.