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Govt begins talks with NDFB (P), DHD (N)

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NEW DELHI, Dec 4 � Tripartite talks with NDFB (P) and DHD (N) factions on Sunday remained inconclusive, as both the militant outfits sought to drive a hard bargain with government�s negotiators.

Talks with NDFB (P) and DHD (N) were stuck over the demands for separate States of Bodoland and Dimaraji, respectively. The negotiators are meeting the DHD (J) faction on Monday.

In a day of hectic parleys, the government first held dialogue with an eight-member NDFB team led by general secretary, Govinda Basumatary. The Central Government was represented by Joint Secretary (North-east), Shambhu Singh, while State Home Secretary, Jishnu Barua and Addl. IGP Khagen Sarma represented the State Government. Interlocutor, PC Haldar was also present at the talks.�

Talking to newsmen after a two-hours of discussion held at a posh five star hotel in Central Delhi, Govinda Basumatary said that they have reiterated the demand for a separate State.

In the face of stiff opposition from the State Government, the NDFB (P) leader said they are dissatisfied with the stand of the government, as it appeared apathetic to their demand.

Basumatary said they have taken a firm stand on creation of a separate State. He said he failed to understand why government was reluctant to resolve their problem. He said the discussions were taking time because of long gaps. The next round of dialogue is scheduled to be held after the Republic Day celebrations.�

The NDFB (P), meanwhile, in a major show of force is organising a sit-in-demonstration on Monday. The joint demonstration is slated to be joined by Borosa Foundation for Peace, Democracy and Human Rights and United Democratic Peoples� Front.

The dialogue with DHD (N) faction has also hit a logjam with the militant outfit pressing for creation of an autonomous district covering some villages in neighbouring Cachar district. The militant outfit has rejected the offer for creation of a territorial council in the lines of the UPDS deal.

Sources said that though the militant outfit has scaled down from the demand for a separate State of Dimaraji covering portions of Karbi Anglong, North Cachar Hills and Cachar districts, they favoured creation of an autonomous district covering some areas of neighbouring Cachar district. The State Government, however, rejected the demand. The next round of discussion is now scheduled to be held on December 17.

The Home Ministry officials are meeting the DHD (J) faction on Monday for a crucial round of dialogue.

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Govt begins talks with NDFB (P), DHD (N)

NEW DELHI, Dec 4 � Tripartite talks with NDFB (P) and DHD (N) factions on Sunday remained inconclusive, as both the militant outfits sought to drive a hard bargain with government�s negotiators.

Talks with NDFB (P) and DHD (N) were stuck over the demands for separate States of Bodoland and Dimaraji, respectively. The negotiators are meeting the DHD (J) faction on Monday.

In a day of hectic parleys, the government first held dialogue with an eight-member NDFB team led by general secretary, Govinda Basumatary. The Central Government was represented by Joint Secretary (North-east), Shambhu Singh, while State Home Secretary, Jishnu Barua and Addl. IGP Khagen Sarma represented the State Government. Interlocutor, PC Haldar was also present at the talks.�

Talking to newsmen after a two-hours of discussion held at a posh five star hotel in Central Delhi, Govinda Basumatary said that they have reiterated the demand for a separate State.

In the face of stiff opposition from the State Government, the NDFB (P) leader said they are dissatisfied with the stand of the government, as it appeared apathetic to their demand.

Basumatary said they have taken a firm stand on creation of a separate State. He said he failed to understand why government was reluctant to resolve their problem. He said the discussions were taking time because of long gaps. The next round of dialogue is scheduled to be held after the Republic Day celebrations.�

The NDFB (P), meanwhile, in a major show of force is organising a sit-in-demonstration on Monday. The joint demonstration is slated to be joined by Borosa Foundation for Peace, Democracy and Human Rights and United Democratic Peoples� Front.

The dialogue with DHD (N) faction has also hit a logjam with the militant outfit pressing for creation of an autonomous district covering some villages in neighbouring Cachar district. The militant outfit has rejected the offer for creation of a territorial council in the lines of the UPDS deal.

Sources said that though the militant outfit has scaled down from the demand for a separate State of Dimaraji covering portions of Karbi Anglong, North Cachar Hills and Cachar districts, they favoured creation of an autonomous district covering some areas of neighbouring Cachar district. The State Government, however, rejected the demand. The next round of discussion is now scheduled to be held on December 17.

The Home Ministry officials are meeting the DHD (J) faction on Monday for a crucial round of dialogue.

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