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Rajkhowa says ULFA is ready for peace talks

Last Updated: Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 11:52

New Delhi: ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa
has indicated that the banned militant outfit is ready for
peace talks.

"I want to clear my stand that I still stand for the
cause of the Assamese people. We are against the domination of
Assamese community by mainstream India.

"We do not want our revolution to end but there should
be a peaceful solution to it, preferably in a constitutional
way. I want peace talks to restart and conclude...That is why
I have come forward to carry on my agenda," he told a TV channel.

While 53-year-old Rajkhowa claimed that reports of his
"arrest" were aimed at creating confusion and "derailing" the
peace process in Assam, intelligence sources had yesterday
said that the ULFA Chairman had surrendered to Indian security
forces in Agartala and brought here by a flight from the
Tripura capital late last evening.

Rajkhowa said, "I am speaking to you from the same
location in Bangladesh from where I normally speak from. Those
who say that I have been arrested are deliberately trying to
create confusion. They want to derail the peace process in
Assam even before it can begin."

He said, "They (people opposing him) don`t want a
political and peaceful solution to the problem. Such people
don`t want to take the peace process to succeed. Everytime we
want to take the peace process forward such people spread
wrong information".


First Published: Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 11:52
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