ULFA-I calls for three months of unilateral ceasefire due to COVID-19 hit in Assam
Paresh Baruah-led United Liberation Front of Asom- Independent (ULFA-I) on Saturday announced a unilateral ceasefire for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit Assam badly.
"During the COVID-19 crisis time, we have decided for unilateral ceasefire for three months from every activity which will be in effect from May 15, 2021 (Saturday). We want to informed the indigenous people of Assam that for three months our every activity will be stopped," ULFA-I said in a press release on Saturday.
Recently, Himanta Biswa Sarma had appealed to ULFA-I to shun violence and join for peace, after he took oath as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam this month.
The rebel outfit has been involved with many kidnapping and extortion related activist in the recent past, targeting ONGC and OIL employees for extortion.
An investigating team had also pointed to ULFA-I's involvement in a grenade blast on Friday at Tingrai Bazar in Tinsukia district, which killed two persons killed and injured two others. However, in the recent press statement, ULFA-I denied involvement.
(From our correspondent)
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