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No congenial atmosphere for talks: Ulfa

Ulfa chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa said that Govt. had yet to create congenial atmosphere for talks. Rajkhowa , along with four other top leaders of the outfit, was produced at the CJM Court in Guwahati.

india Updated: Oct 15, 2010 07:46 IST
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Ulfa chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa said that Govt. had yet to create congenial atmosphere for talks. Rajkhowa , along with four other top leaders of the outfit, was produced at the CJM Court in Guwahati.

“We are still in jail. Ulfa -Govt. talks is not possible inside jail. It is a good sign that Govt. has not opposed some of our leaders’ bail petition”, said Rajkhowa.

Two top Ulfa leaders – vice president and publicity secretary of the outfit were released on bail recently. Their release from jail was possible after Govt. did not oppose their release on bail. After getting bail, both the Ulfa leaders jumped into the peace talk process.

After Ulfa Chairman, Deputy C in C, finance secretary and foreign secretary were arrested in Bangladeshand handed over to Indian Govt. last year, the Govt had started peace initiative. Centre had appointed former IB chief P. C. Haldar as interlocutor for talk with Ulfa.

Assam Chief minister Tarun Gogoi last month said that talk with Ulfa would start in next two months. State Govt. sources said that formal talk with Ulfa would begin in December next. Govt. was trying to convince Ulfa C in C Paresh Barua to join the peace process. The elusive C in C of Ulfa has opposed the peace talk process with Govt. Chief minister said that Govt. cannot wait for Paresh Barua for longtime.