CCPA nod for accord with UPDS of Assam
New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on
Political Affairs is understood to have given its nod for
signing an accord with militant outfit United Peoples
Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) of Assam.
The accord is expected to be signed tomorrow.
The CCPA, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh, discussed threadbare the issue before granting its
UPDS, formed in March 1999 in Assam's Karbi Anglong
district, had signed a cease-fire agreement for one year with
the Centre on May 23, 2002.
The agreement caused a split in the UPDS with the
anti-talk faction deciding to continue with its militant
activities and took on a new identity of Karbi Longri National
Liberation Front (KLNLF) on May 16, 2004.