Ceasefire with NDFB extended for three months till December 31

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New Delhi, Sep 30 (UNI) The Centre today extended ceasefire with the insurgent group National Democratic Front of Bodoland for three months till December 31, 2008.

The decision was taken at a tripartite meeting of the Home Ministry officials along with the Assam Government and the NDFB representatives.

The meeting was chaired by Special Secretary (Internal Security) M L Kumawat and was attended by other senior officials of the home ministry and eight member delegation of NDFB.

The ceasefire with the group was to expire today. Last time it was extended by just one month. The truce with NDFB was announced on June 1, 2005.

The Centre had set the deadline for the outfit to submit a revised charter of demands by September 30. The NDFB had submitted the proposed agenda on 'liberation of Boroland' to resolve the conflict on May 1, 2008, wherein it asked the government to take steps to recognise the legitimate rights of the Bodo people.

However, the proposal was unacceptable to the home ministry, as it was not within the purview of the Constitution. Hence, the ministry asked the outfit to submit a charter of demands that was acceptable under the Constitution .

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