Tinsukia, Apr 19 (ANI): With peace talks between the Centre and the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) having begun, it seems the hard work put in by the government to persuade the rebels to shun violence and come to the negotiating table has paid off.
The United Liberation Front of Asom celebrated its 32nd Raising Day at the ULFA designated camp at Kakopather in Assam's Tinsukia District on April 9.
ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa was present along with other senior ULFA central committee leaders like Sasha Choudhary and Chitrabon Hazarika.
There has been a paradigm shift in ULFA's ideology in the last year. During the event, central committee leaders interacted with people and urged them to support the peace process.
"The people of Assam want a solution to this long lasting deadlock. The people want that the identity of Assam should be protected. We are the people of Assam. So we want that the identity of Assam should be protected at all costs. We will try to overcome the obstacles that come in our way," said Rajkhowa.
"ULFA is not the personal property of Arabinda Rajkhowa or Paresh Baruah. The Assam problem has to be solved and it does not depend on personal likes or dislikes of ULFA. Our every effort is committed towards the people of Assam and we shall continue doing it," he added.
Meanwhile, ULFA Central Committee Leader Mrinal Hazarika said: "This is for the first time that the central leadership of ULFA is seeing so many cadres. This is a good morale booster. With the support of so many people, we feel confident about the process that we started with the Centre. It was necessary for us." (ANI)
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