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NDFB (R) threatens to pull out of ceasefire pact

By Correspondent

TEZPUR, Oct 31 � The National Democratic Front of Boroland NDFB(R), being dissatisfied with the arrest of the chairman of the group, today threatened to withdraw its ceasefire agreement with the government.

In an email, Lt B Naijab, Information & Publicity Secretary, NDFB(R) said that despite all odds, the National Democratic Front of Boroland has been working hard for peace and resolution of the conflict since its declaration of unilateral ceasefire on the 1st of August, 2011. �Following prolonged negotiation between the Government of India and NDFB, DR Nabla, president of NDFB was released on bail. After several rounds of discussions, the NDFB had entered into a formal ceasefire agreement with the Government of India on November 29, 2013. Although, the General Election and the formation of a new government in Delhi slowed down the pace of peace process, NDFB has submitted its memorandum to the Prime Minister and Home Minister of India on September 27 through the government-appointed interlocutor PC Haldar to start the political dialogue,� he said. �However, the arrest of DR Nabla on September 29 last, a day after the submission of memorandum and subsequent rejection of his bail plea by the TADA Court on October 21 despite submission of affidavit by the State government, is not only surprising but also unprecedented, discriminatory and insulting.

�The NDFB has, therefore, decided to pull out of the peace process unless the government proves its seriousness to expedite the peace process by releasing DR Nabla, other leaders and cadres who are languishing in jail for years together by November 30, 2014,� he warned.

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