Ahead of Assam Elections, Centre May Sign Agreement with ULFA

The Centre may sign a draft agreement with the ULFA, along the lines of the Naga Peace Accord in March.

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According to a report in Hindustan Times, the Centre may sign a draft agreement with the Arabinda Rajkhowa-led United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), along the lines of the ‘Naga Peace Accord’ in mid-March. The agreement could possibly impact the upcoming polls in Assam scheduled to begin next month.

The report adds that the agreement may list out already agreed points — like provision of an Upper House for the state assembly, update of the National Register for Citizens, etc. — and leave contentious issues like granting Scheduled Tribe status to six indigenous communities, for which a committee headed by a joint secretary from the home ministry has already been set up to look into the matter.

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