ULFA commander-in-chief Paresh Barua rejected charter of demands.

Paresh BaruaGuwahati: The ULFA anti-talk faction, led by ‘commander-in-chief’ Paresh Barua, on Saturday rejected the charter of demands acquiesced by the pro-talk faction to Union home minister P Chidambaram.

“The charter of demands, submitted by Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa and other leaders who were recently released from jail, is against aims, objectives, ideals and basic principles and is not acceptable to us,” the Publicity Secretary of the outfit’s pro-talk faction Arunodoy Dohotiya said in a statement.

He also added that “The charter is meaningless and merely a document which reflects the conspiracy of the intelligence agency to thwart the struggle of indigenous Assamese to realise their genuine aspirations.”

The ULFA had claimed that it was in favour of a political negotiated settlement of a political concern but will not compromise with Assam’s sovereignty.

Expressed its resistance to the talks between the pro-talk faction and Centre on August 5, 2011, the statement said that this date would now be observed as a ‘Black day’ for the indigenous people of the state and asserted over 13,000 people had lost their lives in last 32 years during ULFA struggle.


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