Tri­par­tite meet­ing with ULFA


Atri­par­tite in­volv­ing the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Govern­ment of As­sam, and United Lib­er­a­tion Front of As­sam (ULFA) was held re­cently un­der the chair­man­ship of out­go­ing Union Home Sec­re­tary R.K. Singh to re­view the progress made in talks with ULFA and also to dis­cuss their de­mands. The ULFA del­e­ga­tion was led by Ara­binda Ra­jkhowa, Chair­man, ULFA.

Among other is­sues, ULFA lead­ers re­quested that ad­di­tional mea­sures are needed to be taken for ef­fec­tive guard­ing of Indo-Bangladesh bor­der to check il­le­gal in­fil­tra­tion from across the bor­der. The Union Home Sec­re­tary stated that the govern­ment is com­mit­ted to take all pos­si­ble mea­sures to con­trol the il­le­gal in­flux. He added that mea­sures al­ready taken along in­ter­na­tional bor­der have helped in curb­ing il­le­gal in­fil­tra­tion from across the bor­der.

The Sec­re­tary re­viewed the progress made in talks with ULFA del­e­ga­tion. Af­ter de­tailed dis­cus­sion, it was de­cided to fol­low up on a few spe­cific steps on some is­sues. He also stated that a meet­ing was re­quired with the heads of var­i­ous Cen­tral Min­istries and Govern­ment of As­sam, in con­nec­tion with the dif­fer­ent is­sues raised by the del­e­ga­tion.

ULFA rep­re­sen­ta­tives re­quested that gen­uine griev­ances of the peo­ple of As­sam need to be ad­dressed on pri­or­ity. Union Home Sec­re­tary re­sponded by em­pha­sis­ing that the govern­ment at­taches high­est pri­or­ity and im­por­tance to ad­dress the griev­ances of the peo­ple of the coun­try in­clud­ing As­sam.

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