MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 214
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 23rd FEBRUARY, 2011/ PHALGUNA 4, 1932 (SAKA)
TALKS WITH ULFA
214. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) Whether it is a fact that Government has recently released the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) Chief from Jail to resume dialogue for peace with ULFA;
(b) (b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) What is the present status of talks with leaders of ULFA?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
( SHRI MULLAPPALLY RAMACHANDRAN)
(a) To (c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT IN REPLY TO RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 214 FOR 23. 02.2011.
(a) To (b): Chairman of United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) including some other ULFA leaders were released on bail by the court in January, 2011.
(c ): Shri P.C. Haldar former Director, IB has been appointed as Government of India’s representative to take forward the process for initiating peace talks with ULFA. The first round of talks between representatives of Government of India, Government of Assam and ULFA were held on 10.2.2011 at New Delhi. The talks with ULFA are continuing.