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Govt should provide rehabilitation of surrendered militants to prevent return to militancy: Arabinda Rajkhowa

“Government has responsibility to rehabilitate them. Otherwise what they will do? They will go back again. To stop them to go back again to the jungle, it is needed to rehabilitate them,” Arabinda Rajkhowa said.

Social media is helping ULFA expand reach: Top Assam officer

Since September 1, the police say, at least 11 people, from Tinsukia and Udalguri districts, have joined the outfit, and another 11 have surrendered.

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Software engineer from Assam joins ULFA(I), uploads video

The ULFA(I) is suspected by Assam police to be behind the killing of five Bengali-speaking farmers in Tinsukia district in November.

Paresh Barua’s nephew joins ULFA, say police

Munna Barua’s joining ULFA-I comes after Pankaj Pratim Dutta, a local leader of the All Assam Student Union in Golaghat district, went missing and joined the outfit.

Citizenship Bill helping ULFA, creating rift: Assam top cop

The top officer also added that the recent publication of unverified news reports regarding the death of the chief of the ULFA(I), Paresh Barua, could add to the tension.

‘Dada, medical niye cholo’: kin put 60-yr-old on handcart and ran for help — in vain

As Sunil tried to figure out the best way to take his brother to a nearby hospital, son Rontu called a friend in a neighbouring village who had a Maruti Alto car.

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Assam: ULFA (I) denies involvement in killing of Bengali-speaking workers in Tinsukia

An eyewitness told a local news channel that there were five to six gunmen all dressed in battle fatigues.

Five Bengali-speaking workers shot in Assam, police suspect ULFA

According to sources, the gunmen reached the village around 8 pm, and called out the five persons from their houses. They took them to the banks of the Brahmaputra river, where they shot them.

Assam: Five people shot dead by suspected ULFA(I) militants in Tinsukia

The attack comes weeks after the outlawed outfit detonated a low-intensity bomb in Guwahati on October 13.

At least three hurt in Guwahati blast, ULFA says warning for Hindu Bengali outfits

The explosion took place near a footpath on MG road, adjoining the Brahmaputra riverbank. Top police officers said it has not been established which material was used in the explosion.

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Release of Anup Chetia to give impetus to peace process in Assam

Assam, Jan 11 (ANI): On November 24, ULFA general secretary Golap Baruah alias Anup Chetia was released from Guwahati central jail after 18 years of incarceration in Bangladesh and prisons in India. The court had granted him bail in the last of the four cases registered against him. Soon after the release, Chetia apologized for the 2004 Independence Day blast in Dhemaji, Assam. Thirteen people, including 10 school children, died in the incident. Chetia has pledged to never to take up arms and said he will join the ongoing peace process. The ULFA general secretary was detained in Bangladesh in 1997 for illegally entering the country using a forged passport, and was found in possession of arms and foreign currencies. On November 11, 2015, Bangladesh handed over top ULFA leader Anup Chetia to India's Central Bureau of Investigation and he was brought to Guwahati on a transit remand. The release is seen as breakthrough in the ongoing talks between Ulfa, the Centre and state government. However, Paresh Baruah, who is the head of military wing of ULFA, is continued to oppose to any peace talks. Experts believe the exclusion of the Baruah faction hinders the peace process. In the last few decades, Assam has witnessed violence perpetrated by Ulfa.

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