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Assamese separatist groups.


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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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: 5 NDFB-S militants killed in encounter with security forces 08/20 Five Militants Killed in Encounter with Security Forces in Assam 08/19 Jorhat dacoity incident comes back to haunt Army chief 08/19 ULFA warns Naga aggressors 08/18 Firm in resolve to oppose terrorism tooth and nail: Assam CM 08/16 Give up violence Gogoi tells militants 08/15 Northeast militants call for I-Day boycott 08/12 JFA urges people to defy militants strike call on I-Day 08/12 Assam journalists' forum asks people to defy ultras diktat 08/12 Two GNLA militants killed in Assam encounter 08/07 Assam: 3 ULFA militants killed in blast 08/01 Three militants killed in Assam bomb blast 08/01 Six Militants Nabbed In Assam, Trader Abducted From Hojai 07/30 Project manager of Kolkata-based company abducted in Assam 07/29 Assam move on asylum invites Paresh scorn 07/27 Serial bomb blast accused killed in encounter 07/27 ULFA imparting bomb making skill to GNLA: Meghalaya police 07/26 Death toll in Meghalaya blast rises to three 07/26 Two Meghalaya policemen killed in blast 07/25 One killed 3 injured in Assam blast 07/23 IED found in Sonitpur district 07/22 Army on stand by, curfew on in Baksa, three arrested 07/14 Bodies of abducted people found in Assam 07/13 Three more bodies found in Baksa, curfew remains in force 07/13 Army on stand-by in Baksa, bodies of all four kidnapped found 07/13 Four kidnapped in Assam; indefinite curfew imposed 07/12 Four kidnapped in Assam district, one body found 07/12 Assam district tense after militants abduct four 07/12 Large number of weapons found in Manipur: police 07/03 Four kidnapped traders rescued 06/26 Four abducted Meghalaya traders rescued one militant killed 06/26 What India needs to do 06/25 Request to Bhutan to help fight NE rebels 06/17 Modi prods Bhutan to curb NDFB 06/17 What the forces are up against 06/05 Outfits: Zero tolerance for rapists 06/04 Chetia's family back home 05/17 Protect violence-hit children of Assam NGO 05/14 Cops name nine rebels 05/13 Gogoi announces rehab panel special force to seize illegal arms 05/08 US-based Muslim body condemns Assam violence 05/08 Five more bodies recovered from troubled Assam districts 05/07 Assam violence: 5 more bodies found; toll reaches 41 05/07 Assam violence Toll touches 37 10 still missing 05/07 Muslim victims in Assam point finger at BPF 05/06 Assam violence: Curfew relaxed in 3 districts 05/05 Civil society activists condemn Assam violence 05/05 Indian media: Assam violence 05/05 NIA team to reach Assam today to probe NDFB militant attacks 05/04 Assam Violence LIVE: Protests in Baksa as relatives refuse to bury the dead; Hindu Sena blames AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal for violence 05/04 BJP`s communal polarisation led to Assam violence, alleges Cong 05/04 Assam violence: NDFB denies responsibility; Assam MLA claims there is "clear evidence" of Narendra Modi's involvement 05/04 Assam: Families refuse to bury the dead till CM visits them 05/04 Assam violence: Protests in Baksa as relatives refuse to bury the dead; Assam MLA claims there is "clear evidence" of Narendra Modi's involvement 05/04 Assam violence victims refuse to bury dead demand justice 05/04 Assam violence aimed at full-fledged communal flare-up: Shinde 05/04 Assam govt mulls arming Muslims in Bodo areas 05/04 Assam violence toll rises to 31 05/04 Assam violence act of certain group cadres Shinde 05/04 Assam: 4 children among 9 bodies recovered, toll rises to 32 05/03 Death toll hits 32 in India rebel violence: Police 05/03 Assam militant attacks toll rises to 32; PM appeals for calm 05/03 Death toll rises to 27 in Assam attacks 05/03 Assam violence: Why terror is the easiest way in Kokrajhar? 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