Peace process without Paresh Barua is useless: Mother

Last Updated: Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 20:24

Dibrugarh: ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh
Barua`s mother today said if the proposed peace process was
initiated without her son then the whole exercise would be

"All the boys (the ULFA leadership) had set out together
on a journey to achieve something for Assam and if
negotiations are held without my son then the whole process
will be useless," 84-year old Miliki Barua told PTI.

"Peace will not return, if he is left out of the talk

"If the government has the capacity, then it should bring
all of them (ULFA leaders hiding in other countries) back. All
the boys went together to realise a common goal, then why is
the government bringing back some and leaving out the others?"
she questioned.

However, she was confident that her son would return if
the government`s intentions on the peace process was explained
to him and he was convinced.

Signs of peace talks with the ULFA emerged today with
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi appealing to Barua, who is
reported to be in Myanmar, to come for talks and offered him
safe passage along with the others.

The outfit`s chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa has indicated
that the banned militant outfit is ready for peace talks.


First Published: Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 20:24

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