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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
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english.pravda.ru Phil Butler: It is not Obama who isolates Putin, but vice versa 07/20
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Abrogation of truce by NSCN-K caused pain: Govt 07/17
mizzima.com NSCN-K prepares for Myanmar army attack 07/17
dnaindia.com Rajnath Singh speaks to Assam CM Tarun Gogoi over killing of Hindi-speaking persons 07/17
timesofindia.indiatimes.com NSCN(K) building bunkers in Myanmar with Ulfa 07/16
telegraphindia.com Ulfa 'chief' warns protestersStrike hits Tinsukia 07/16
rediff.com 2 civilians murdered in ULFA-I strike on Hindi-speaking bizman 07/14
telegraphindia.com Rajnath for reduction of NE forces 07/11
dnaindia.com Manipur ambush: Top NSCN-K leader arrested 06/30
zeenews.india.com Highest category Z-plus security cover to Kiren Rijiju 06/25
dnaindia.com India identifies killers of Manipur Army ambush 06/24
rediff.com 6 militants arrested by security forces 06/24
rediff.com NDFB-S joins hands with UNLFW 06/21
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 12 ultras killed, over 300 held in Assam in 6 mths 06/21
mizzima.com Indian rebel leader denies Islamic links 06/21
rediff.com NDFB-S militants shoot at, torture journalist 06/19
telegraphindia.com NIA hints at incendiary weapons use 06/17
thehindu.com A new world, in photos 06/17
telegraphindia.com Rebel camp in Manas busted 06/16
mizzima.com Assamese rebel leader says India pushing Myanmar 06/14
telegraphindia.com NDFB men held in Bangalore 06/13
telegraphindia.com NSCN leader in net 06/13
mizzima.com Indian rebels deny ‘significant casualties’ 06/11
telegraphindia.com Centre alerts NE on 'revenge' attacks 06/11
telegraphindia.com DoNER minister on peace mission   06/11
telegraphindia.com Sharmila appeals for calm in state 06/10
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Khaplang emerges as northeast’s top militant 06/09
telegraphindia.com Call to flush out NE rebels 06/06
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Army hunts for militants after Manipur attack 06/05
af.reuters.com Indian army launches hunt for militants after 20 soldiers killed 06/05
rediff.com Naga insurgent group NSCN-K behind Manipur ambush 06/05
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Manipur ambush: Army launches one of biggest hunt operations against militants 06/05
telegraphindia.com Manipur attack worst on army in 20 years 06/04
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Ulfa, NSCN own responsibility for Manipur ambush that left 20 Army jawans dead 06/04
mizzima.com Rebel Khaplang under attack from Naga comrades 05/30
mizzima.com ULFA commander in Myanmar 05/29
zeenews.india.com ABSU urges Bodo militants to come overboard 05/26
zeenews.india.com Centre says according highest priority to completing peace process with ULFA 05/15
ibnlive.in.com One NDFB-S militant killed, another nabbed in joint operation 05/08
allafrica.com School Suppliers to Be Levied 05/04
allafrica.com ULK Staff, Students Pay Tribute to Genocide Victims 05/04
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Nagaland ambush: 4 outfits claim responsibility 05/04
allafrica.com Political Parties Debate On Education Policy 05/04
burmanet.org Mizzima News: Myanmar-based militants pose new threat to northeast India 04/29
mizzima.com Myanmar-based militants pose new threat to northeast India 04/27
telegraphindia.com Ibobi govt asks schools to open 04/21
bombaynews.net Top Ranking NDFB Militant Involved in 2014 Assam Massacre Arrested 04/18
telegraphindia.com The shredding of Assamese culture 04/18
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Bodo militant involved in Assam massacre arested 04/18
ibnlive.in.com AFSPA in AP due to state govt's failure to curb militancy: BJP 04/11
scoop.co.nz Bangladesh court convicts Indian rebels 04/09
in.reuters.com Bangladesh sentences ULFA leader to life in jail 04/08
sify.com Bangladesh court jails two ULFA leaders for life 04/08
ibnlive.in.com Indian among two ULFA members sentenced to life in Bangladesh 04/08
telegraphindia.com Ulfa rebel gets life term in Dhaka 04/08
sify.com Bangladesh sentences Indian separatist leader to life in jail 04/07
ibnlive.in.com Three Bodo militants held from Navi Mumbai 04/04
rediff.com Unified Command reviews Bodo poll security 04/03
ibnlive.in.com Unified Command reviews security scenario for BTC polls 04/03
ibnlive.in.com 2 NDFB militants killed in encounter in Assam 04/01
telegraphindia.com Hurdle to pact with Ulfa group set to be lifted 03/31
ibnlive.in.com NDFB militant, accused of Advasi massacre, arrested 03/27
ibnlive.in.com Militants arrested by police, Army in Assam 03/27
rediff.com Assam: Bodo attack could not be prevented in spite of prior information 03/23
bombaynews.net GovtULFA talks on resolution hit tribal ministry roadblock 03/22
telegraphindia.com Songbijit cadre held 03/16
ibnlive.in.com 7 insurgents held in Assam 03/11
dnaindia.com 8 militant outfits in Asssam, 5 of them banned: Government 03/09
bombaynews.net Two hardcore NDFB militants nabbed in Assam 03/01
telegraphindia.com Chance missed to 'pick up' rebel kin 02/23
ibnlive.in.com Chetia won't be deported by B'desh till land boundary pact ? 02/22
telegraphindia.com Dhaka links land deal to Chetia release 02/21
bombaynews.net India proposes anti-terror pact with Bangladesh 02/19
ibnlive.in.com NDFB-S cadre killed, arms seized 02/09
ibnlive.in.com Army finds war-like stores of arms in Assam forest 02/08
bombaynews.net Terror attack averted in Assam two militants nabbed 02/05
telegraphindia.com Bidai said to be in Bengal 01/31
ibnlive.in.com Another Bodo militant wanted by Assam police held in B'luru 01/26
bombaynews.net Five Bodo militants nabbed in Assam 01/25
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Top bodo militant arrested in Bengaluru 01/23
telegraphindia.com NIA report spills nexus 01/21
telegraphindia.com Cops told to tighten vigil 01/21
zeenews.india.com NIA gets custody of NDFB(S) Commandant 01/20
bombaynews.net 26 militants nabbed in Assam 01/19
rediff.com 26 tribal militants arrested in Assam 01/19
telegraphindia.com NDFB arms dug out 01/18
nvonews.com NIA gets four-day custody of Bodo militants 01/17
telegraphindia.com Security success sour for Adivasis 01/17
ibnlive.in.com 48-hour bandh paralyses life in Dima Hasao 01/16
ibnlive.in.com NIA arrests three top Bodo militants linked to Sonitpur killings 01/15
bombaynews.net Three Bodo militants arrested for Assam killings 01/15
bombaynews.net Three militants arrested in Assam 01/14
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Assam killings: Top NDFB(S) militant nabbed 01/13
ndtv.com 3 Days Before Assam Massacre, Bodo Militants Sued for Peace 01/13
ndtv.com Nine Bodo Militants Arrested in Crackdown by Joint Team 01/13
bombaynews.net Eight Bodo militants nabbed in Assam 01/13
telegraphindia.com Bidai bid for talks before carnage 01/13
sputniknews.com India Arrests Almost 40 Suspects in December Assam State Attacks: Reports 01/12
bbc.co.uk India rebels held over Assam attacks 01/12
telegraphindia.com Rajnath firm on talks stand Militants in NIA custody 01/12