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Gogoi hails ULFA truce decision

K Anurag in Guwahati | June 25, 2008 21:19 IST

The Assam government has hailed the decision of the 'A' and 'C' companies of the 28 th battalion of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom to call a unilateral truce. The 28th battalion is considered the most potent force of the banned ULFA.

In an official statement, Chief minister Tarun Gogoi said on Tuesday , " I welcome the decision of the 'A' and 'C' companies of 28th Battalion of ULFA for giving up the path of confrontation and coming forward to the mainstream for talks with the Government. The 28th Battalion is one of the important battalions of ULFA and this decision is definitely in the right direction which will help in ushering peace and prosperity in the State."

Gogoi also called upon all other ULFA cadres and other insurgent groups to shun the path of violence and come forward for talks with the government within the framework of the Indian Constitution.

The proscribed ULFA suffered a split with two companies of its 28 battalion declaring a unilateral truce with the government to expedite the peace process on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, seven militants from the tribal Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front laid dowm arms on Tuesday, at Diphu in Karbi Anglong hill district of Assam, before Lt Gen B S Jaswal, the General-Officer-Commanding of the  4 Corps of the Indian Army.