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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:
telegraphindia.com Ulfa takes on Sabha chief 08/26
rediff.com ULFA kidnaps Assam BJP leader's son, demands Rs 1 cr as ransom 08/23
dnaindia.com dna Morning Must Reads: Latest in Narsingh doping saga; ULFA's ISIS-style video; SRK's promise to fans; and more 08/23
dnaindia.com Assam: BJP leader's son kidnapped, ULFA releases ISIS-style video 08/23
zeenews.india.com Amit Shah inaugurates BJP state core group workshop 08/23
timesofindia.indiatimes.com ULFA kidnaps BJP leader's son, demands Rs 1cr 08/22
news18.com ULFA Releases Video of BJP Leader's Son, Demands 1 Crore Ransom 08/22
timesofindia.indiatimes.com What Ulfa offered teens to plant I-Day bombs 08/18
telegraphindia.com 4 blasts rock Assam, no one hurt 08/15
rediff.com Series of explosions rock Assam, no casualty 08/15
telegraphindia.com Phillobari protests Ulfa attack, killings 08/13
zeenews.india.com Two killed, six injured in militant attack in Assam 08/12
rediff.com 2 dead, 6 injured after suspected ULFA militants open fire in Assam 08/12
telegraphindia.com Farmer, son die in Ulfa attack 08/12
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Suspected militant in Assam attack case held 08/08
zeenews.india.com Militant suspected to be associated with Kokrajhar attack held 08/08
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Assam unified command to start anti-NDFB-S op 08/07
news18.com NDFB(S) Directly Involved in Kokrajhar Attack: Sarbananda Sonowal 08/07
rediff.com Sonowal visits Kokrajhar attack site, pledges action against NDFB-S 08/07
zeenews.india.com Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal visits attack site in Kokrajhar 08/07
rediff.com Kokrajhar attack: Assam remains tense; slain ultra identified 08/06
rediff.com NDFB-S involved in Kokrajhar carnage: Assam CM 08/06
news18.com Assam Terror Attack: Suspected NDFB (S) Militants Kill 14 in Kokrajhar Market 08/05
bbc.co.uk India market attack: Suspected rebels kill 13 in Assam 08/05
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Suspected NDFB(S) militants kill 14 in Assam's Kokrajhar 08/05
dnaindia.com Secessionist groups threaten Irom Sharmila for her decision to contest polls, marry a non-Manipuri 08/05
news18.com Assam CM Denounces Kokrajhar Attack, Promises Stern Action 08/05
zeenews.india.com CRPF personnel, boy injured in Imphal IED blast 08/05
dw.com Indian PM Modi condemns Assam's deadly rebel attack 08/05
telegraphindia.com Militants kill 12 in Kokrajhar market 08/05
dnaindia.com Kokrajhar attack: Death toll rises to 14, 20 injured in an attack by suspected NDFB (S) militants 08/05
dnaindia.com Manipur: CRPF personnel and civilian injured in IED blast 08/05
thehindu.com 13 killed, 18 injured in Assam militant attack 08/05
euronews.com At least 13 killed in India market attack 08/05
news18.com Kokrajhar Terror Attack: Terrorists Came in Autorickshaw, Fired At Crowd 08/05
zeenews.india.com Major success! Army busts new terror outfit `Helem Tiger Force` in Assam`s Kokrajhar 06/29
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Why Manipur will not get newspapers for a month 06/26
telegraphindia.com Six jawans killed in Manipur ambush 05/22
mizzima.com Indian separatist leader gives interview in Myanmar 05/04
telegraphindia.com I am not alone, says Ulfa leader 05/02
telegraphindia.com NIA team visits twin-blast sites 04/29
dnaindia.com Assam: 11 injured in bomb blast in Tinsukia 04/28
dailytimes.com.pk India’s militants threaten to blow up Bangladesh’s gas pipeline 04/13
zeenews.india.com ULFA threatens to blow up Bangladesh gas transmission line: Report 04/13
telegraphindia.com Ulfa treasure notice to Centre 04/13
ibnlive.com Stage set for final phase of polling in Assam 04/10
telegraphindia.com Cops kill Ulfa-I rebel for hand in blast 04/05
rediff.com One ULFA terrorist, policeman killed in Assam's Goalpara 04/05
ibnlive.com Betel tales: Going nuts in Manipur and Assam over chewing habits 04/04
dnaindia.com Assam: IED blast near police station in Goalpara; 1 dead 04/04
ibnlive.com ULFA targets BJP again, asks people not to vote for the party in Assam elections 03/29
ibnlive.com ULFA accuses BJP leader Sonowal of using cadres for political murders 03/25
telegraphindia.com Ulfa-I murder finger at BJP CM candidate 03/24
telegraphindia.com Ulfa-I blast from Sonowal past 03/24
ww4report.com Elusive justice for Assam victims 02/18
frontline.in The book portrays the intricate mechanics of insurgency, where the participants’ interests and stakes are varied. By UDDIPAN DUTTA 02/17
dnaindia.com Four militants gunned down along Assam-Arunachal border 02/16
dnaindia.com Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad has served in many difficult terrains 02/09
rediff.com Hanamanthappa was 'highly-motivated', served in 'challenging' areas 02/09
ibnlive.com VK Singh advised me to buy Ulfa, claims Gogoi 01/24
telegraphindia.com 7 Ulfa leaders meet Haldar 01/21
telegraphindia.com Ulfa-I opposes war memorial 01/13
dnaindia.com SAG security budget swells after Pathankot attack 01/11
timesofindia.indiatimes.com ULFA leader Anup Chetia released from jail 12/24
ibnlive.com Terrorists in Assam joining ranks with Pakistan-sponsored groups, say sources; phone call exposes link 12/14
dnaindia.com Guwahati: NDFB(S) militant killed in encounter 12/08
dnaindia.com Assam: Indian Army kills NDFB(S) militant in encounter 12/08
ibnlive.com Delhi International Film Festival screens documentary based on the life of former ULFA militant 12/07
zeenews.india.com New deal with Centre likely in six months: ULFA leader 12/07
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Twin blasts in Guwahati's Fancy Bazar area 12/05
telegraphindia.com 4 hurt in Guwahati cracker blast 12/05
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Chetia can be part of Ulfa talks if he cooperates 11/28
telegraphindia.com Bounty on Chandel ambush suspects 11/27
rediff.com ULFA leader Anup Chetia to give up armed ways 11/24
nvonews.com Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi reviews progress in talks with ULFA 11/24
telegraphindia.com Ulfa talks await Chetia 11/24
ibnlive.com Top ULFA leaders to discuss peace agreement with India 11/22
ibnlive.com Shakeel Ahmad remains defiant on 'Muslim' terrorist tweet, says overwhelmed by support of intellectuals 11/19
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Row over Shakeel Ahmad's tweet on 'Muslims' 11/18
zeenews.india.com Congress brings Hindu-Muslim angle in Chhota Rajan, Anup Chetia`s arrest 11/18
dnaindia.com ULFA leader Anup Chetia remanded in 5 days CBI custody in murder case 11/18
zeenews.india.com ULFA leader Anup Chetia remanded in 5 days CBI custody in murder case 11/18
rediff.com ULFA leader Anup Chetia remanded to five-day CBI custody 11/18
zeenews.india.com Cattle smuggling, influx on Indo-Bangla HS-level talks agenda 11/15
dnaindia.com India deports Bangladesh fugitive murder suspect Nur Hossain 11/13
telegraphindia.com CBI transit remand for Chetia 11/12
ibnlive.com Anup Chetia arrested by CBI, in six days transit remand 11/12
turkishweekly.net Bangladesh hands jailed separatist leader over to India 11/12
zeenews.india.com After Chetia extradition, India to deport Bangladeshi murder accused on Friday 11/12
telegraphindia.com Toil, trade-off behind Chetia return 11/12
rediff.com Bangladesh deports UFLA leader Anup Chetia to India 11/11
ibnlive.com Bangladesh hands over top ULFA leader Anup Chetia to India 11/11
ibnlive.com Air India's Children's Day offer: Free tickets for kids 11/11
telegraphindia.com ULFA leader Anup Chetia handed over to India by Bangladesh 11/11
zeenews.india.com PM Narendra Modi thanks Sheikh Hasina for handing over ULFA`s Chetia 11/11
bbc.co.uk Dhaka 'hands over' India rebel leader 11/11
dw.com Bangladesh extradites top ULFA militant 11/11
tribune.com.pk Bangladesh hands top ULFA leader over to India 11/11
telegraphindia.com Missing piece in Ulfa peace jigsaw 11/11
zeenews.india.com Pradeep Gogoi hopes peace process will speed up 11/11