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Pro-talk ULFA faction meets IB official

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 30, 2009

Guwahati, Oct 29 (PTI) The pro-talk faction of ULFA’s 28 Battalion today held talks with a Central representative for the first time, raising hopes for negotiations with the banned group fighting for a separate state.

Pro-talk leader Mrinal Hazarika told reporters that initial parleys were held with Additional Director of Intelligence Bureau R N Ravi here.

“We told the senior officer to ensure that the dialogue process be speeded up and our demands discussed to reach a political solution to our problems,” Hazarika said.

The meeting was held at an undisclosed location with the government officials refusing to provide details.

There was no representative of the state government in the meeting, he said.

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