Centre extends suspension of operations against NDFB by 6 months

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New Delhi, Nov 30 (UNI) The Centre has extended the suspension of operations arrangements with the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) for a period of six months up to May 31 next year.

The arrangements have been in operation since June 1, 2005. It was mutually agreed to extend the arrangements after discussions at a tripartite meeting held in New Delhi yesterday. Representatives of the Central Government, Assam Government and NDFB took part in the meeting.

Issues relating to extension of Suspension of Operation arrangements beyond November 30, 2007, movement of cadres into the designated camps and adherence to the Agreed Ground Rules by the NDFB were discussed at the meeting.

NDFB was formed on October 3, 1986 with the purported objective of securing a 'sovereign Bodoland' in the areas north of the river Brahmaputra.

The outfit was originally established as the Bodo Security Force (BdSF) under the leadership of Ranjan Daimary. On November 25, 1994, the BdSF rechristened itself as the NDFB.


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