Ulfa raises voice in Delhi against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

We will not support the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 : Pro-talk Ulfa leaders

Representational photo of Ulfa leaders.

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The pro-talk faction of Ulfa on Saturday said they are against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
“We are with the people of Assam. And we will not support the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016,” Ulfa chairman Aurobindo Rajkhowa said.

Rajkhowa accompanied by his other Ulfa colleagues was talking to the reporters in New Delhi.

The Ulfa delegation had a meeting with Centre’s interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma on Friday. The Ulfa leaders, however, reiterated that there will not be any change in their charter of demands

The charter of demands includes Constitutional amendments to give Assam greater control over its natural resources, revenue generation, participation in the planning process, ensuring a secure demographic situation, besides accelerated and balanced development.

The Ulfa leaders are hopeful that peace accord will be signed before the 2019 general election. “Talk is going on in right direction. We are expecting to sign the peace accord before 2019 general election,” Rajkhowa said.

The Ulfa chairman said that his organisation would also oppose some ‘points’ of the Naga Accord, “as opposed by the people of Assam.”
Anup Chetia, Mithinga Daimary and Pradip Gogoi were also present in Saturday’s press briefing.

“We don’t oppose the rights of Naga people but we will not compromise with our (Assam’s) interest,” Ulfa general secretary Anup Chetia said.

“We will not change our charter of demands. We want to know the whereabouts of all our 26 colleagues who went missing, before the peace agreement with us comes to a final conclusion,” Chetia said.

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