In the dialogue between the government and the pro-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) led by Arabinda Rajkhowa, a lot hinges on the role that will be played by Assam’s civil society to get ready the ground for a lasting resolution.
Sources said that civil society groups such as the Axom Sahitya Sabha will have a very vital role in cumulative and consolidating the many communities that make up the greater Assamese community.
Lots of the demands are socio-economic-cultural where civil societies must play a very important role, government sources said.
Whilst Ulfa-talks interlocuter PC Haldar told that the discussions have been quite positive till now, he has decline to give a timeline for the inking of a resolution pact. The next round of talks is likely in November.
Both the talks and the anti-talks faction leads by Paresh Barua are trying to get over Chetia to their sides as Chetia is considered one of the major strategists of the movement.