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ULFA-I extends unilateral ceasefire by another three months

By The Assam Tribune

Guwahati, Nov 14: The banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA-I) on Sunday announced an extension of its unilateral ceasefire by another three months.

This is the second time that the ceasefire, announced first in May this year by the banned outfit, has been extended. In an email released by the outfit, the ULFA (I) commander-in-chief Paresh Barua, said that the decision to extend the period of ceasefire has been taken in the interest of the people of Assam.

The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) is an armed separatist organisation operating in the Northeast Indian state of Assam. It seeks to establish an independent sovereign nation state of Assam for the indigenous Assamese people through an armed struggle in the Assam conflict. The Government of India banned the organisation in 1990 citing it as a terrorist organisation, while the United States Department of State lists it under "other groups of concern."

Paresh Baruah is the vice-chairperson and the commander-in-chief of the United Liberation Front of Assam – Independent (ULFA – I).

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