The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) today declared an unilateral Ceasefire to ensure a peaceful situation for political solution of Indo-Assam conflict. In a press release signed and sent by the Chairman of ULFA, Arabinda Rajkhowa said, ‘The General Council recognizing and respecting the desire of the vast majority of people of Assam for a peaceful solution of the ongoing Conflict, has decided to initiate political negotiations with the Government of India and has empowered the Chairman of ULFA to declare ceasefire if the occasion to do so arises.’
It is also said that the decision for the ceasefire was in accordance with the resolution adopted in the 5th General Council of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) on February 22, 2011.
‘Now therefore in accordance with the resolution adopted in the 5th General Council on 22nd of February, 2011, the ULFA, with a view of explore a lasting peaceful resolution of the ongoing conflict, that resolves to cease all forms of armed campaign for an indefinite period.
All members of the organisation are commanded hereby to scrupulously implement the decision in letter and spirit and any infringement thereof will be considered as an anti-organisational act and shall be dealt with accordingly.’- ULFA Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa also announced about the outfit’s disciplinary action in regards of this Ceasefire.