Guwahati: Paresh Barua, heading the
ULFA`s anti-talk faction, on Wednesday rejected the unilateral
ceasefire declared by Arabindo Rajkhowa-led group.
"The ceasefire declared by Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa
is against the ULFA`s constititution and we refuse to accept
it," Barua said in an email to PTI.
Citing the ULFA "constitution", he said no member who
had been jailed or was in the custody of `enemy camp` could
take any decision on the ULFA`s behalf.
He pointed out that the chairman and some senior
members were currently out of jail on bail.
"A ceasefire is declared by soldiers who are at war
and not by people who are in the enemy camp. Therefore, the
declaration of unilateral ceasefire by the Chairman is
unconstitutional as he and the others have no right to take
any decision on behalf of the outfit," Barua said.
Stating that Rajkhowa`s announcement was "not
unexpected", he claimed that the decision to declare
ceasefire had been done "to mislead the people of Assam".
Rajkhowa had yesterday declared an indefinite
unilateral ceasefire for "a lasting peaceful resolution of the
ongoing conflict" and directed cadres to cease all forms of