Assam delegation urges PM to revive peace talks with ULFA

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New Delhi, June 22 (ANI): A six-member delegation of All Assam Convention for Revival of Talks' has met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and asked him to revive peace talks between the Government and the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).

The delegation also discussed the possible release of jailed ULFA leaders to boost peace talks.

Addressing the media persons has Hiren Gohain said that he was happy with the meeting.

"We are quite happy because we realise that has a positive attitude. He (Prime Minister) has assured us that he is interested in bringing Assam back to the mainstream. And he has sought our help as representative people of Assam, in bringing about normalcy," said Gohain.

He expressed confidence about the detained leaders would be released soon.The ULFA leaders should be released pending of course the legal processes. They should be released and allowed to hold the meeting of the central committee under conditions of freedom," added Gohain.

Apart from Hiren Gohain, the other members of the team were Nirmal Kumar Chowdhury, Dr. Rohini Baruah, Hiranya Bhattacharya, Indibar Deuri and Prof. Khurshed Alam.

Union Home Secretary GK Pillai had on June 4 said the Centre was awaiting a response from the ULFA on peace talks.

The delegation is part of a newly-created forum - All Assam Convention-comprising academicians, writers, retired police and army officers, rights leaders and intellectuals. (ANI)

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