New Delhi: In its efforts to bring lasting peace in Assam, the Centre today held talks with ULFA and discussed the group's demands to find a permanent solution to the three-decade-old insurgency in the Northeastern state.
Top government officials led by Union Home Secretary RK Singh held the dialogue with the six-member ULFA delegation, led by its 'chairman' Arabinda Rajkhowa, and discussed the outfit's 'charter of demands'.
"The meeting with ULFA leaders was fruitful. We discussed the 12-point charter of demands," Singh said after the meeting which was also attended by representatives of Assam government and the Centre's interlocutor PC Halder.
During the two-hour-long talks, both sides discussed observance of ground rules for ceasefire signed by both sides, surrender of arms and ammunition and total halt of operations by security forces against the pro-talk faction, Home Ministry sources said....more
02:08 PM, Jun 29, 2012