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Assam: Govt's ULFA strategy flayed
K Anurag in Guwahati | November 11, 2006 13:47 IST
AGP president Brindabon Goswami said, "As the chief minister himself has admitted to his failure to protect lives of common people, he should be guided by his conscience and step down."
The AGP also criticised the Central government's decision to intensify operation against the ULFA while keeping the door open for peace talks. The AGP chief said operation and peace talks could never go hand in hand.
"Such a strategy to intensify anti-ULFA operation and at the same time expecting the militant group to come for talks would never deliver."
The opposition regional political party called upon both the government forces and the insurgents to stop killings and counter killings and come forward for dialogue sans any pre-condition for the greater interests of peace in the state.
At least two Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed and five others injured when suspected United Liberation Front of Assam militants blew up a vehicle carrying the paramilitary force personnel at Amarpur near Sadiya in Tinsukia district of Asom on Friday.
The ULFA ultras hurled a grenade on a CRPF convoy under Shantipur border police outpost in Tinsukia district of the state. However there was no casualty in this incident.
The AGP said killings of innocent people by both the ULFA and security forces were most unfortunate thing to happen in the state and demanded an end to it. "We condemned killings of innocent people by both militants as well as security forces," Goswami said.