South Asia and Beyond

Throwback To The Agonising ULFA Years… And A Peace Deal

NEW DELHI: The pro-talks faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) led by Arabinda Rajkhowa recently signed a tripartite peace accord with Centre and Assam Government. According to the deal, ULFA has agreed to give up violence, disarm and disband the insurgent group and join the democratic process. However, a faction of the insurgent group led by Paresh Barua is opposed to the idea. The accord marks a new beginning for Assam that has seen decades of unrest and violence unleashed by ULFA. In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale, who has lived over two decades in Assam during its turbulent years, recounts how a bunch of youngsters came together to form the group, its eventual rise and fall.

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