The ULFA(I) on Saturday announced an extension of its unilateral ceasefire for 3 more months.
This has been confirmed by the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I).
The militant outfit has already been in a ceasefire for the last 3 months.
The ULFA(I) announced a ceasefire on May 15 this year for 3 months stating that the decision was taken in view of the Covid19 pandemic.
The outfit, while saying that the three months’ ceasefire ended on Saturday (August 14, 2021), stated that now it has extended the period of the ceasefire for 3 more months.
The decision to extend the ceasefire has been taken by ULFA(I) bears significance at a time when both the outfit and the government have expressed their willingness to come to the talk table.
At the same time, the militant organisation unlike previous years has not given any call to boycott the 75th Independence Day celebrations.
In the 40-year-old history of the ULFA(I), the outfit for the first time has not announced any bandh call on August 15 (Independence Day) or remain away from the armed struggle on the day.
On August 11, the ULFA(I) in a press statement to the media houses stated that India is going to celebrate the 75th Independence Day at a time when Covid19 continues to wreak havoc across the globe.