GUWAHATI: ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia was given the responsibility of leading the peace talks with the government of India in place of its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa. The former militant might have had some amount of impact to the current Commander-in-Chief Paresh Barua who may join peace talks soon as disclosed by ULFA (I) general secretary Anup Chetia.
While speaking to a media house(dy365.in), Cheita said that the ULFA (I) C-in-C was in frequent contact with him and that Barua had responded positively to the appeal. This might come close to the heels when the state government is battling the citizenship act which might embroil into a disaster if not handled properly.
Barua, the self styled commander-in -chief of the militant outfit ULFA(I) in May 2016 gave an interview to a Guwahati based satellite news channel called Newslive where he addressed India’s efforts in giving financial aid to neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh and Myanmar. He urged the people of Assam to understand that financial aid from India is aimed to stop ULFA and the government should actually be spending the aid on the Assamese people.
It would worth mentioning that the United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) claimed responsibility for the attack on an Army convoy in Tinsukia district in which three soldiers. Be it if the commander-in-chief of the much known group in the northeastern region plans to come out in the open would be very interesting to see.
Chetia, who was arrested in Dhaka in December 1997, had since then been in Bangladesh prisons after he was held guilty for illegally entering that country and for illegal possession of foreign currency. He has been deported to India recently from Bangladesh where he wanted political asylum.
Source inputs: dy 365.in