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ULFA, Govt sign ceasefire pact

The United Liberation Front of Asom(ULFA) struck a formal bilateral ceasefire pact with the Centre on Saturday to end the hostilities against each other. The pact was signed during a meeting with the top home ministry officials at North Block in Delhi in presence of Assam government officials.

ULFA finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika, foreign secretary Sashadhar Chaudhury and deputy commander in chief Raju Baruah signed the pact on behalf of the outfit while home ministry’s joint secretary for north east Sambhu Singh represented the Centre. State home commissioner Jishnu Baruah signed the pact for the Assam government.

The second round of talks on Saturday is believed to be a positive one and both ULFA and the government sides agreed to carry forward the peace process.

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