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Assamese separatist groups.

Summary

Violent separatist insurgency in the northeastern state of Assam began in 1979, due to alleged alienation, impoverishment, and mistreatment of the indigenous people by the central government. The main rebel actor is the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA). Others include the Adivasi National Liberation Army, Karbi Longri N.C. Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), and the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB).

On July 12th 2011, a unilateral ceasefire was declared by the pro-talk faction of ULFA, and on the 23rd, the group stated that it is not demanding sovereignty for Assam. Peace talks between New Delhi and the pro-talk ULFA faction, vying to be the legitimate ULFA voice, are to start in August. However, ULFA’s anti-talk faction, which continues to be firmly against negotiation with New Delhi, released a press statement on the 24th, encouraging natives to join the effort in preserving Assam’s sovereignty.

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Stats:

Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 72.9 Warning (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 4
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Global Statistics : 150,000 IDPs very approx.
WFP Hunger Map: 21 % undernourished
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating BB
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
News up to:
bombaynews.net Seven Bodo insurgents arrested on way to Myanmar 10/30
bombaynews.net ULFAs diktat to Assams cinemas on local movies 10/26
bombaynews.net 2005 intel revealed Bangladesh radicals plan for India Wikileaks 10/24
ibnlive.in.com Five injured in grenade blast 10/24
ibnlive.in.com NDFB-S ultras steal forest guards' rifles 10/23
ibnlive.in.com Assam for amnesty to ULFA chief if he returns to fight polls 10/22
bombaynews.net Gogoi urges Paresh Baruah to join politics 10/22
dnaindia.com 6 ULFA militants nabbed in Meghalaya 10/22
telegraphindia.com 6 Ulfa men held in Meghalaya 10/22
ndtv.com 6 ULFA Terrorists Arrested by Army in Meghalaya 10/21
modernghana.com A NDFB Militant Killed, Two Injured In Assam Gun Battle 10/18
ibnlive.in.com Two NDFB-S militants injured in encounter 10/18
ibnlive.in.com 5 militants arrested in Assam 10/06
bombaynews.net Two Ulfa GNLA cadres killed in Assam 10/05
ibnlive.in.com India set to impound assets of NE insurgent chief in Nepal 09/28
modernghana.com Four NDFB-(S) Militants Killed In Assam Gun Battle, Arms Recovered 09/28
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 4 hardcore Bodo militants killed in Assam encounter 09/28
ibnlive.in.com India, B'desh FMs meet, no major headway on emotive issue 09/20
rediff.com Al Qaeda trying to enter Assam: Gogoi 09/20
ndtv.com Al Qaeda Trying to Enter Assam: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi 09/20
zeenews.india.com India, Bangladesh FMs meet, no major headway on emotive issue 09/20
bombaynews.net Al-Qaeda trying to set up bases in Assam Gogoi 09/20
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Al-Qaida trying to enter Assam, Tarun Gogoi says 09/20
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Al-Qaida trying to enter Assam: CM Tarun Gogoi 09/20
bombaynews.net Soldier hurt in ULFA-triggered blast 09/19
rediff.com Jawan injured in IED blast in Assam 09/19
ndtv.com Six Militants Killed in Garo Hills in Meghalaya 09/14
ibnlive.in.com Six militants killed in separate incidents in Garo Hills 09/14
ibnlive.in.com Tea trader killed, two injured in blast 09/14
ibnlive.in.com Two ULFA militants surrender 09/11
bombaynews.net Ex-ULFA rebels want cases withdrawn 09/10
cpj.org Indian journalist jailed in Assam state for alleged links to militants 09/08
bombaynews.net ULFA leader Anup Chetia to be extradited soon Sushma 09/08
bombaynews.net Education sector in Northeast undergoing major transformation 09/06
ibnlive.in.com Anup Chetia to be extradited to India 'very soon': Bangladesh 09/03
ibnlive.in.com TV channel journalist arrested 09/03
ibnlive.in.com NDFB-S terrorist killed in encounter 09/03
zeenews.india.com Bangladesh may extradite Anup Chetia to India: Officials 09/02
bombaynews.net Are children safe in insurgency-hit Assam 09/01
modernghana.com ULFA (I) Militant Nab, Arms-Ammu Recovered 08/29
telegraphindia.com Talks on Ulfa, militant bases 08/29
bombaynews.net Soldier hurt in militant grenade attack in Assam 08/29
rediff.com Assam: 16-yr-old shot 9 times in front of her parents 08/27
bombaynews.net Judicial probe into Assam girls killing 08/26
zeenews.india.com India-Bangladesh Home Secretary talks on Sept 2 to 4 08/26
ibnlive.in.com Opposition demands discussion on girl killing, border violence 08/25
rediff.com 'The gunning down of 16-yr-old Priya should shame Assam government' 08/24
bombaynews.net Bravery award in name of Assam girl 08/24
telegraphindia.com Protests continue over killing 08/24
ibnlive.in.com NDFB suspects girl as informer, shoots her in front of parents 08/23
telegraphindia.com Protests over girl's 'execution' by rebels 08/23
rediff.com Assam: NDFB-S militants kill 16-year-old girl for being 'informer' 08/23
dnaindia.com Anup Chetia willing to be repatriated to India: Report 08/22
bombaynews.net Three militants killed in Meghalaya 08/21
ibnlive.in.com 5 NDFB-S militants killed in encounter with security forces 08/20
ndtv.com Five Militants Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in Assam 08/19
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Jorhat dacoity incident comes back to haunt Army chief 08/19
bombaynews.net ULFA warns Naga aggressors 08/18
ibnlive.in.com Firm in resolve to oppose terrorism tooth and nail: Assam CM 08/16
bombaynews.net Give up violence Gogoi tells militants 08/15
bombaynews.net Northeast militants call for I-Day boycott 08/12
ibnlive.in.com JFA urges people to defy militants strike call on I-Day 08/12
rediff.com Assam journalists' forum asks people to defy ultras diktat 08/12
ibnlive.in.com Two GNLA militants killed in Assam encounter 08/07
rediff.com Assam: 3 ULFA militants killed in blast 08/01
bombaynews.net Three militants killed in Assam bomb blast 08/01
modernghana.com Six Militants Nabbed In Assam, Trader Abducted From Hojai 07/30
ibnlive.in.com Project manager of Kolkata-based company abducted in Assam 07/29
telegraphindia.com Assam move on asylum invites Paresh scorn 07/27
ibnlive.in.com Serial bomb blast accused killed in encounter 07/27
ibnlive.in.com ULFA imparting bomb making skill to GNLA: Meghalaya police 07/26
bombaynews.net Death toll in Meghalaya blast rises to three 07/26
bombaynews.net Two Meghalaya policemen killed in blast 07/25
bombaynews.net One killed 3 injured in Assam blast 07/23
ibnlive.in.com IED found in Sonitpur district 07/22
ibnlive.in.com Army on stand by, curfew on in Baksa, three arrested 07/14
bombaynews.net Bodies of abducted people found in Assam 07/13
ibnlive.in.com Three more bodies found in Baksa, curfew remains in force 07/13
ibnlive.in.com Army on stand-by in Baksa, bodies of all four kidnapped found 07/13
rediff.com Four kidnapped in Assam; indefinite curfew imposed 07/12
ibnlive.in.com Four kidnapped in Assam district, one body found 07/12
bombaynews.net Assam district tense after militants abduct four 07/12
ibnlive.in.com Large number of weapons found in Manipur: police 07/03
ibnlive.in.com Four kidnapped traders rescued 06/26
bombaynews.net Four abducted Meghalaya traders rescued one militant killed 06/26
thehindu.com What India needs to do 06/25
telegraphindia.com Request to Bhutan to help fight NE rebels 06/17
telegraphindia.com Modi prods Bhutan to curb NDFB 06/17
telegraphindia.com What the forces are up against 06/05
telegraphindia.com Outfits: Zero tolerance for rapists 06/04
telegraphindia.com Chetia's family back home 05/17
bombaynews.net Protect violence-hit children of Assam NGO 05/14
telegraphindia.com Cops name nine rebels 05/13
bombaynews.net Gogoi announces rehab panel special force to seize illegal arms 05/08
zeenews.india.com US-based Muslim body condemns Assam violence 05/08
zeenews.india.com Five more bodies recovered from troubled Assam districts 05/07
rediff.com Assam violence: 5 more bodies found; toll reaches 41 05/07
bombaynews.net Assam violence Toll touches 37 10 still missing 05/07
greaterkashmir.com Muslim victims in Assam point finger at BPF 05/06
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Assam violence: Curfew relaxed in 3 districts 05/05