15 May,2021* 13:30 IST* 2 MIN READ
In a recent development, Paresh Baruah, Chief of The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA-I) on Saturday, declared a unilateral ceasefire for 90 days with immediate effect.
“During the Covid-19, crisis time, we have decided for a unilateral ceasefire for three months from every activity which will be effective from May 15, 2021(Saturday). We want to inform the indigenous people of Assam that for three months our every activity will be stopped,” ULFA-I said in a press statement.
This is the second time that banned organization has announced a unilateral ceasefire, the first being in 2006.
This declaration comes after Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma appealed ULFA (I) chief Paresh Baruah to come ahead for harmony and peace talks.
“A dialogue with the ULFA is two-way traffic. Paresh Baruah has to come forward. Similarly, we have to go to him. If both sides have the will, communication won’t be difficult,” Sarma had said.
Besides this, ULFA(I) has denied taking responsibility for the grenade attack yesterday at Tingrai Market under Digboi police station in Tinsukia district on Friday.
Baruah added that some officials of the Indian Security Forces and Assam Police have established a conspiracy to slender the vision of ULFA(I).