Pro-peace faction of ULFA distributes flood relief

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Jorhat, Sep 17 (UNI) The ceasefire faction of the outlawed ULFA today distributed relief to flood victims in the Brahmaputra river island of Majuli in Assam's Jorhat district.

Majuli, the largest freshwater inhabited island in the world, has been ravaged by this year's flood, with more than 90 per cent of the island submerged and over 80 per cent population affected.

The members of the pro-peace ULFA faction of the 28th battalion, which is already in a ceasefire agreement with the government, today sent truckloads of relief material to the island.

ULFA leaders Jiten Dutta and Joon Bhuyan led the relief operations and took the initiative in taking the material to Majuli.

The relief material was contributed by the Chambers of Commerce of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts and public of Jorhat town.

It included several truckloads of rice, three trucks of potatoes, 40,000 blankets and one truck load of medicines. Seven doctors from the Assam Medical College and Hospital of Dibrugarh are also part of the team visiting the island.

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