A major tripartite agreement has been signed here on Saturday to bring peace in the north-eastern state of Assam.
The agreement for Suspension of Operations (SoO) against United Liberation Front of Assam ULFA was signed among the representatives of Central government, Assam governments and ULFA leaders.
According to the agreement, the ULFA would not carry out any militant activities till the finding of a political solution to the vexed insurgency problem. Similarly the agreement says that the security forces would also not take any action against the ULFA cadres. The pact will continue during the political talks and till a final agreement is signed.
The Central government was represented by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Sambhu Singh while Government of Assam was represented by the Home Commissioner and Addl. Director General of Police.
ULFA was represented by Mr. Shashadhar Chaudhuri, Mr. Chitraban Hazarika and Mr. Raju Barua.
ULFA had earlier agreed to abjure violence and find a solution to the problems as perceived by them through peaceful negotiations with the Government of India and Government of Assam.
Mr Sambhu Singh has termed the agreement as a major positive step in bringing peace in Assam. He hoped that it would make road smooth for political dialogue in future.