Banned Military Outfit United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) has extended their unilateral ceasefire for another three months, citing ‘public demand’.
ULFA-I Commander-in-Chief Paresh Barua, said that the decision to extend the period of ceasefire has been taken in the interest of the people of Assam. This is the second time that the ULFA-I has announced a unilateral ceasefire.
The Assam Government after Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma assumed the role of the Chief Minister, is trying rigorously to establish communication with the ULFA-I to tackle insurgency in the state.
Previously, the ULFA-I acknowledged Government’s stand and hence called for the unilateral ceasefire.
ULFA-I is a separatist organisation, operating in Assam and North-East India.
It seeks to establish an independent sovereign nation-state of Assam for the indigenous Assamese people through an armed struggle in the Assam conflict. It was banned in 1990.