Saturday, August 6, 2011

Latest round of ULFA talks commence

The latest round of talks between the Indian Government and ULFA started yesterday.  ULFA confirmed it no longer seeks full independence but rather enhanced autonomy, as laid out in a 12 point list of demands which also includes request for information on detained cadres.  ULFA representatives also spoke of their hope that Paresh Baruah, believed to currently be in Burma, will participate in the talks.

The Delhi-based Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses (ISDA) has posted an informative analysis of ULFA's list of demands.  It questions ULFA's legitimacy in the face of its attacks on civilians and its self-enrichment via Bangladeshi real estate.

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