No decision yet on seeking amnesty, says ULFA

Guwahati, Feb 5 (PTI) The proscribed ULFA today saidit has not yet decided on asking for general amnesty in viewof the insurgent outfit holding talks with the Centre onFebruary 10.

"The ULFA has not yet taken any decision on asking forgeneral amnesty from the government", ULFA "foreign secretary"Sasadhar Choudhury told reporters here today.

Asked if the ULFA would go for ceasefire in view ofthe unconditional talks with the Centre on February 10 inDelhi, Choudhury said, "There is no ceasefire yet. Our centralexecutive committee has to decide on ceasefire".

"The (counter-insurgency) operations are on againstthe ULFA as we have not declared ceasefire", he said.

Asked if the ULFA would surrender its unlicensed armsto the government prior to the upcoming state assembly pollsas per directions of the Election Commission, he said, "Wedon''t have much arms".

He also declined to give the number of ULFA cadres bysmiling when asked about the figure.

Asked why there was nobody present on behalf of theULFA in a court in Delhi recently to ask for withdrawal of theban on the outfit, Choudhury said, "we are from the jungles.

We don''t understand anything about bans".

On January 31, a tribunal headed by Delhi High Courtjudge Mukta Gupta had issued notices to Nagaland and Meghalayagovernments on the Centre''s plea seeking its nod to extend theban on the ULFA by two more years.

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