GUWAHATI, Nov 4
The Centre is likely to sign agreements of peace with four militant groups of the Northeast soon as talks between them have been progressing fruitfully till now.
These four militant groups include the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), Karbi group and the Kuki group.
While the first three militant groups are from Assam, the Kuki group is a Manipur based militant outfit.
During a book release function in New Delhi on Sunday, talks interlocutor AB Mathur said that he is hopeful that the agreements of peace between the four militant groups and the Central Government will be signed within the upcoming months as talks have been progressing quite satisfactorily.
Reports quoted an ULFA leader as saying that most of the issues have been resolved during the talk sessions except the main issue of granting constitutional safeguards to the State’s indigenous people.
It may be mentioned that this issue is also mentioned in the Clause 6 of Assam Accord which says that ‘constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards, as may be appro- priate shall be provided to protect, preserve and promote cultural, social, lin- guistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people’.
In February this year, the Union Home Ministry reconstituted a high level committee to look into the implementation of the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. NE Now