Union home secretary meets ULFA, Assam government representatives

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Tuesday met representatives of the Assam government and United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) here and reviewed the progress made in the ongoing parleys with the rebel group.

“Discussions were cordial. The participants agreed to meet again as soon as mutually convenient to move the peace process forward,” a ministry of home affairs statement here said.

During the meeting, ULFA leaders, led by its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, appreciated the government efforts for the repatriation of ULFA leader Anup Chetia from Bangladesh.

They urged the Centre to associate him (Anup Chetia) with the ongoing peace process as well.

In response, the home secretary said the request would be examined by the authorities concerned.

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