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Goswami urges release of jailed ULFA leaders

The release of the five jailed ULFA leaders can break the deadlock in the peace process in Assam.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2007 19:43 IST
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The release of the five jailed ULFA leaders can break the deadlock in the peace process in Assam, Jnanpith award winning writer Indira Raisom Goswami said on Monday.

"I urge the government to release the jailed ULFA leaders which will break the deadlock and revive the peace process," Goswami said at a meeting in Guwahati.

She hoped that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would initiate talks with the ULFA and resolve the insurgency problem of Assam.

"I am confident that the Prime Minister will solve the ULFA problem. He had assured me that he would wipe away bloodshed from Assam during his tenure and I am sure he will keep his word," she said.

Goswami had played the role of a facilitator in the three rounds of talks between the Centre and the ULFA-nominated Peoples' Consultative Group (PCG) which was later derailed following the spate of violence unleashed by the banned outfit against Hindi-speaking people in the state.

First Published: Feb 19, 2007 19:43 IST