ULFA chief Paresh Baruah’s mother dies

Guwahati, Oct 1 (IANS) Miliki Baruah, the mother of ULFA chief Paresh Baruah, died at her residence at Jeraigaon in Assam’s Dibrugarh district on Thursday. She was 88.

Paresh Baruah had recently refused financial assistance of Rs.1 lakh offered by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and requested him to spend the amount for the betterment of lakhs of flood-affected people in the state.

The Assam government offered the financial assistance to the ailing Baruah, who was suffering due to age-related ailments, last month after she was admitted to a local hospital.

Gogoi also offered to provide safe passage to the United Liberation Front of Assam chief, on humanitarian grounds, if he desired to see his mother in his native place.

Miliki Baruah, who lived in Jeraigaon with one of her sons, had requested the Assam government several times in the past to ensure a honourable settlement of the ULFA faction’ demands through meaningful discussions.

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