Peace process to fail: Paresh Baruah

Last Updated: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 20:16

Guwahati: The anti-talk faction of the ULFA
today claimed the recent peace initiative launched by the
Centre with arrested leaders of the group would prove to be a
failure and any initiative should revolve around the demand
for sovereignty.

"The recent initiative will not be successful as the
arrested leaders do not have the right to raise the demand of
sovereignty," elusive ULFA `commander-in-chief` Paresh Baruah
said in an e-mail.

"No one can weaken the ULFA and any initiative (for
talks) should revolve around the demand for sovereignty," he
said.
Unless the problems of the "indigenous people" of the
northeast were solved, permanent peace could not be achieved.
"The long drawn political conflict with the Centre will
continue until and unless the problems of the people are not
addressed," Baruah, who has rejected the peace initiative,
said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 20:16

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