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Union Home Secretary chairs tripartite meeting with ULFA, Assam govt.

ULFA leader Arabinda Rajkhowa meeting Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh, in New Delhi on October 25, 2011.
ULFA leader Arabinda Rajkhowa meeting Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh, in New Delhi on October 25, 2011.

Union Home Secretary R K Singh today chaired a tripartite meeting involving the representatives of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and the Assam Government to discuss the demands submitted by the outfit earlier.

ULFA had submitted the demands to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram when they met him on August 5 in the presence of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

An official press release said the ULFA delegation was led by its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa.

Others present at the meeting included Assam Chief Secretary N K Das, the Centre's representative for peace talks P C Haldar, Internal Security Secretary U K Bansal, Joint Secretary (North East) Shambu Singh, Assam Additional Director General of Police K Sharma and state Home Commissioner Jishnu Barua.

After the preliminary discussion on the demands of ULFA, Mr Haldar was requested to hold meetings with the Chief Secretary, Assam and ULFA leaders on their demands regularly.

Concluding the meeting, Mr Singh stated that the steps taken by the ULFA leaders for restoration of peace and normalcy in the area would yield speedier socio-economic development for the people of Assam.

The Union Home Secretary would review the status of talks with ULFA periodically, the release added.

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