Govt ready for talks with militants: Assam Governor
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 19:34
Guwahati: The state government is ready for talks with militant groups within the framework of the Constitution, Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik said on Tuesday.

In the customary address on the opening day of the budget session of the assembly, Patnaik said while the government would deal firmly with any act of violence, the doors were open for negotiation with militants.

"On the law and order front, there has been perceptible improvement largely due our security forces," he said.

"These efforts have paid dividends and important ULFA leaders have been arrested in the last few months while two militant groups, the Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF) and Dima Halam Daoga (DHD-Jewel), have opted for negotiations and surrendered arms," the governor said.

"The major faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) has already signed suspension of operation agreement with the government while the group is still indulging in subversive activities," he said.


First Published: Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 19:34

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