"We got the information about some people who have links with ULFA
. We have apprehended four people including 2 women.
Recently deported Ulfa
leader Anup Chetia, who had been in Bangladesh for the last 17 years, could play a key role in peace talks that the government wants to initiate.
But a home ministry official, preferring anonymity, said the ULFA
leader was moved to Kashimpur as his petition was being reviewed.
Mahanta (political science, Gauhati U., India) analyzes the ways in which the origins and developments of the armed separatist group, the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA
), reflect and are a product of ongoing failures of the Indian state to address genuine aspirations of the Assamese people of northern India, even if most of them reject the violent methods of the group.
The split in the ULFA
was imminent as hardliner Paresh Barua had recently announced a new 16-member central committee avoiding the ULFA
leaders who have come out in the open for talks with the government.
This is being described as ULFA
's first formal peace talks with the
To find an honourable solution to Assam's three-decade-old insurgency problem, top ULFA
leaders on Friday met Home Minister P.
Ranjan Chowdhury is referred to as Major Ranjan as he specialises in military training and has been working for ULFA
since 1990, commander Mohammad Sohael Ahmed, RAB legal and media wing's director, said in a press conference at their headquarters in Dhaka.
We have got only one letter from an ULFA
leader expressing willingness for talks,'' Mr Gogoi told reporters here.
when the Ulfa
leader was detained in the [Dhaka Central] jail, from where he was brought to the Sheraton Hotel" for a meeting with the Pakistani president, local government minister and ruling Awami League general secretary Ashraful Islam said at a discussion on Bangladesh-India relations late yesterday.
Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri said the surrender had been confirmed by officials and would be a major blow to ULFA
, which has seen several of its senior commanders arrested in the past year.
has called for a boycott of the games and threatened to disrupt them.