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ULFA Duo, Meghen Still In Interpol List

GUWAHATI, May 7: Years have passed since they were arrested, but the Interpol Red Corner notices slapped on ULFA’s general secretary, Anup Chetia, and foreign secretary Sashadhar Choudhury, and UNLF chairman Rajkumar Meghen are yet to be with-drawn. The notices were issued against the trio when they... 

INTERVIEW: ULFA Is Committed To Peace: Arabinda Rajkhowa

ULFA head says all energies are focused on making peace happen in Assam this time Arabinda Rajkhowa. Image Credit: Tehelka In the din of the assembly election, a significant event has got lost. The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), a banned outfit, held its 32nd Raising Day in the open in Assam.... 

Vultures Eye Of China On North-East Bharat – I

Beijing is using militant groups of the Northeast to extract information about the Bharatiya Army deployment in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Assam. China is also collecting the strategic classified information from Sikkim too. This was revealed by Anthony Shing... 

Barua Runs Out Of Time, People Losing Patience

ALL too predictably, militants have struck again in Assam. The bomb blast at Congress headquarters in Guwahati on, ironically, the Ides of March by ULFA’s anti-talk ULFA faction led by self-styled commander-in-chief Paresh Barua was a clear message that he is not on the run and that his outfit is still... 

The Ray Of Hope, But…

It remains to be seen whether the nascent ULFA peace process will yield the desired results. The most powerful man in the outfit, Paresh Baruah, remains recalcitrant. There is an impression that peace might be a reality in Assam very soon, given that a familiarization dialogue between the leadership... 

ULFA Attacks Rajiv Bhavan, 5 Hurt

Portions of the wall ripped apart at the blast. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. GUWAHATI, Mar 14:  A grenade attack on the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) head-quarters in Guwahati on Monday evening left at least five persons injured. The anti-talks group of the outlawed United Liberation Front... 

Peace Talks Between Indian Govt And ULFA

ULFA leaders interacting with students (file photo). The February 10 talks between the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the Central Government was just a familiarization parade. The ULFA leadership is now preparing the agenda for talks with the Central Government. Ceasefire agreement is expected... 

ULFA Leaders Meet PM

NEW DELHI, Feb 14: A delegation of ULFA leaders, led by its ‘chairman’ Arabinda Rajkhowa, today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, days after the group sat for unconditional talks with the Government. The ULFA leaders closeted with the prime minister for about 15 minutes and are understood... 

ULFA: First Round Of Trust Building Starts, Paresh Baruah Still Identified As C-in-C, ‘Not A Hindrance To Peace Talk’

Pro-talk ULFA leaders and P Chidambaram. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. NEW DELHI, Feb 10: Straight after the first meeting today with Home Minister P Chidambaram and Home Secretary GK PIllai, to kick start the much awaited peace talk between the top leaders of ULFA and GOI, General Secretary of the outfit,... 

ULFA Drops Sovereignty Pre-Condition For Talks

Paresh Baruah with new team. Image Credit: Times of Assam. GUWAHATI, Feb 2: The ULFA leadership has finally decided to drop its primary pre-condition of discussion on sovereignty in holding peace talks with the Centre. The decision was “formally taken” for the first time ever by the ULFA’s... 

North-East Echoes: Expected Battle Cry

Paresh Barua dances Bihu and the Ulfa commander-in-chief with other rebels at an undisclosed location. Picture Credit: UB Photos The news that Paresh Barua, the commander-in-chief of Ulfa, is averse to any kind of settlement with New Delhi has dashed the hopes of millions that peace would return to Assam.... 

ULFA: The Way Ahead

ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa. That the ULFA chairman has realized certain things, is a welcome development. But the government must make its point very clear. The New Year’s Day was very special for the United Liberation Front of Asom‘s (ULFA’s) political boss, Chairman Arabinda...