Assam Government to hold talks with Dimasa rebels: Gogoi

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Guwahati, Aug. 11 (ANI): Modalities are being worked out for suspension of ongoing security operations, even as the Assam Government has agreed to start peace talks with the rebel Dima Halem Daogah (Jewel faction), said Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

Asserting that the State Government would hold talks on its own terms and conditions, Gogoi, however, clarified that DHD (J) rebels are eager to start the peace process.

Gogoi said: "We are in touch with all the factions of Dimasa rebels. There are some differences over the terms and conditions which are being sorted out."

The CM added that in principal, the Assam State Government has agreed to engage the DHD (J) rebels in the peace talks.

Declining to announce any specific date for the suspension of operations against the outfit, Gogoi informed that the Union Home Ministry has also laid down certain terms and conditions for holding peace talks.

"They will have to abide by all these ground rules to start the peace talks," Gogoi said.

The State government is in process of finalising safe passage for separatist leaders and for working out modalities for the peace talks, sources said. (ANI)

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