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ULFA denies role in blasts

Sushanta Talukdar

Wants peace proposal routed through People's Consultative Group

Promises to continue "struggle" Mediators meeting Narayanan to restart peace process

Guwahati: The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) on Wednesday said the Centre should send a formal proposal for dialogue through the People's Consultative Group (PCG). The core issue of the talks should be "restoration of sovereignty of Assam," it added.

In the latest edition of its mouthpiece Freedom, the ULFA said the two key mediators between it the Centre, writer Indira Goswami and Rebati Phukan, met National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan to restart the peace process.

The ULFA said irrespective of peace talks, their "intensified struggle must continue till the conflict is resolved satisfactorily."

The outfit also denied its hand in the twin blasts in the city on November 5 and alleged that "India had deliberately carried out the blasts at Fancy Bazar and Patharquari" to prolong the ban on the ULFA and increase the number of "occupation forces to carry out atrocities."

"False charges"

The mouthpiece stated that the ULFA "had never and will never entertain the dirty policy of acquiring its goal by gambling with the lives of innocent people." It said the "false charges" foisted on the ULFA had the objective of isolating it from society and designate it as a terrorist organisation.

Earlier in the day, suspected ULFA militants triggered an explosion on an oil pipeline near Sonari in Sivasagar district.

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