Sunday, September 4, 2011

India: India signs peace pact with Assam rebels of United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa)


The Indian government on Saturday signed a pact with one of India’s oldest rebel groups to end militant violence in the restive northeastern state of Assam and pave the way for peace talks.

The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), the largest separatist outfit in Assam, is seeking an autonomous ethnic region the state, but within the Indian union.

Under the agreement, signed by representatives of the national and Assam governments and ULFA, the guerrilla group vowed not to stage any attacks while the search for a political resolution to the dispute was under way.

The government also promised not to take any military action against ULFA members.

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