As speculation continues that deported ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia will join the talks between the terror group and the central government, a senior member of the pro-talks group and the organisation's "foreign secretary", Sashadhar Choudhury, has said this will only legitimise the peace process and not necessarily bring about any qualitative change.
Miliki Baruah, the ailing mother of ULFA's militant 'commander' Paresh Baruah, on Thursday declined offer of financial assistance by the Assam government and urged Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to spend the money on the flood-hit people.
Militant outfits in the northeast region frequently target innocent civilians, as a result of which, people in Assam have been protesting against the Paresh Baruah -led faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom following the killing of two Hindi-speaking people in Tinsukia district.
The Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) abrogated the ceasefire deal with the Indian government under the influence of ULFA leader Paresh Baruah, according to two former leaders of the NSCN-K.
ULFA`s elusive `commander-in- chief` Paresh Baruah and members of his group will not be "harassed" by security agencies if they come forward for peace talks with the government, state Governor JB Patnaik said on Sunday.