United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leader Mithinga Daimary on Thursday said they have decided to seek a solution to the “Indo-Assam conflict” through a peaceful political dialogue and wanted both the Union and Assam governments to show a positive response.
However, Daimary, who is the ULFA’s central publicity secretary, said there were limitations in taking the dialogue process forward, as the outfit’s top leaders, chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, foreign secretary Sasha Choudhury, finance secretary Chitraban Hazarika, cultural secretary Pranati Deka and ideologue Bhimkanta Burgohain, were now in jails. They should be released and allowed free movement to facilitate dialogue.
“We have understood the pulse of the people and aware of their yearning for peace. So we have decided to seek a solution to the conflict through peaceful political dialogue,” Daimary told journalists outside the Central Jail here. He was freed on bail after a six-year detention.
Daimary described as “positive” the State government’s action of not opposing his bail application as well as that of ULFA vice-chairman Pradip Gogoi, who is yet to be released as legal formalities of his bail bond were not over.
Leaves for his village
“I am going to an empty house with an empty hand,” said Daimary as he was escorted by his relatives and friends to a vehicle for travel to his native village Nijjuluki in Baksa district.