NEW DELHI: AB Mathur will broker peace between Centre and the United Liberation Front of Asom.
The home ministry has already appointed the former RAW special secretary to resume the peace initiatives with the rebel group who have been fighting for an independent Assam for more than three decades.
Mathur is understood to have been in touch with the top ULFA leadership who have come overground to initiate the peace process during the UPA regime.
A couple of months back Dineswar Sarma was brokering peace between government and ULFA. But Sarma recently was appointed as peace interlocutor with the J&K separatists.
The United Liberation Front of Asom (I) has strongly lambasted forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma alleging her conspiracy to divide the indigenous people in the name of resettlement of homeless people in the Tarani reserve forest in Tinsukia.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the rebel outfit struggling fir independence said the senseless move is bound to disturb the delicate bio diversity.
The Delhi government has agreed to set up a statute of Chaolung Sukapha in the national capital. The assurance came from Delhi Chief minister Sheila Dixit who talked to her Assam counterpart Tarun Gogoi. Before that Gogoi in a letter requested Dixit to consider the proposal to set up the first Ahom king in the national capital. The initiative assumes significance after the government invited unprecedented criticism for not giving due status to the Ahom king.
12 Jan 2008 - 5:38am | editor
The annual academic session of the North East India Geographical Society (NEIGS) will be held at Pandu College premises under the auspices of the Department of Geography of the college on February 9, with a day-long programme, stated a press release issued by NEIGS general secretary Bimal Kar.