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ULFA wants formal proposal for talks
K Anurag in Guwahati | November 15, 2006 20:03 IST
The banned United Liberation Front of Asom reiterated on Wednesday that the government of India must send a formal proposal to it through the People's Consultative Group for talks to discuss the core issue of 'restoration of sovereignty of Asom'.
In the latest edition of its fortnightly mouth piece, Freedom, ULFA stated, 'We are aware of the news that the two key mediators between the ULFA and the Central government, Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami and Rebati Phukon have met the National Security Adviser (NSA) in response to invitation of the Central government in an attempt to restart the peace process of Asom. This is also nothing but a fradulent endeavour to hold India's Republic Day celebrations early next year without hindrance.
However, ULFA cares for a political solution to Asom-Indo conflict and would continue this effort. However, to keep this process rolling India must send a formal proposal through the PCG and the core issue of talks should be restoration of sovereignty of Asom. ULFA would welcome such a proposal'.
In the editorial, ULFA denied its hand behind the November 5 twin blasts at Fancy Bazar and Pathar Quarry in Guwahati.
It alleged that the blasts were triggered by 'colonial Indian administration to prolong the ban on ULFA and facilitate increase of number of occupational forces to perpetrate atrocities on freedom-craving masses'.
The ULFA denounced intensification of operation by India security forces against it and warned Assam police against perpetrating atrocities in the name of anti-ULFA operation.
The ULFA stated, 'At this juncture we prefer to give a clarion call to people from every strata and civil society of Asom to refrain from co-operating with Indian Occupational Forces and other colonial agencies by all means to avoid any untoward incidents.
We are compelled to give a stern warning to Assam police and its collaborators that the ULFA would not remain a spectator to its heinous act against common people of Assam. ULFA vows to thwart any action of enemy by intensifying the liberation struggle to create a level playing field for the peaceful resolution of the conflict'.