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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 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
modernghana.com India: Five Top Gurkha Militants Arrested In Assam 01/12
bombaynews.net 12 Bodo militants arrested in Assam 01/11
ndtv.com Bodo Militant Platoon Commander Killed in Encounter in Assam 01/10
timesofindia.indiatimes.com PM seeks Bhutan’s help to counter Bodo militants 01/10
modernghana.com NDFB (S) Militant Gunned Down In Assam 01/10
bombaynews.net Militant involved in Assam attacks gunned down 01/10
dnaindia.com NDFB-S militants accused of Adivasi killings arrested 01/09
modernghana.com India: 7 NDFB(S) Militants Apprehended, Huge Cache Of Arms Seized In Assamthe SMAA Is Organised By Media Conglomerates 01/09
bombaynews.net Six NDFB militants nabbed arms seized in Assam 01/09
ibnlive.in.com Two NDFB militants arrested in Assam along with arms 01/08
bombaynews.net NIA chief visits violence-hit areas in Assam 01/08
ibnlive.in.com NIA DG visits violence affected areas in Sonitpur 01/07
telegraphindia.com Panel on NE border vigil 01/07
ibnlive.in.com Explosives recovered from militants in Assam 01/06
bombaynews.net NIA chief in Assam to visit violence-hit areas Wednesday 01/06
bombaynews.net Militant killed seven arrested in Assam 01/06
telegraphindia.com Arrest foils Ulfa-I attack plan: Police 01/06
telegraphindia.com Tea workers' help sought 01/05
telegraphindia.com Five Songbijit rebels in cop net 01/05
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Assam: Boy who was shot 7 times survives 01/04
bombaynews.net Two suspected NDFB militants arrested Assam-Bengal border 01/04
dnaindia.com Situation in four districts improving fast: Assam CM Tarun Gogoi 01/03
telegraphindia.com Officer killed in encounter 01/03
bombaynews.net Assam violence 102 police cases filed NIA probe begins 01/03
ibnlive.in.com Assam has highest conflict induced IDPs 01/02
telegraphindia.com 'Missing' forces of Assam strife zone 01/02
dnaindia.com Heavy firing between NDFB (S), Assam Rifles in Sonitpur 01/02
bombaynews.net We had information about attacks by Bodo militants Police 01/02
ibnlive.in.com Heavy firing between NDFB (S) militants, Assam Rifles in Sonitpur; no casualty so far 01/02
telegraphindia.com Two sprints, tales same 01/01
telegraphindia.com Parrikar not briefed properly: CM 01/01
ibnlive.in.com NIA registers case to probe recent Assam attacks 01/01
telegraphindia.com Claims and reality: a yawning gap 01/01
turkishweekly.net Tribal guerrillas’ attacks kill dozens in Northeast India 12/31
aljazeera.com The real threat to the Indian state 12/30
ibnlive.in.com Around 2.9 lakh people living in relief camps in Assam 12/30
bombaynews.net Gogoi blames Centre for Assam violence 12/30
telegraphindia.com Army faces Assam ethnic 'minefield' 12/30
ibnlive.in.com EXPLOSION-LD CENTRE 2 LAST 12/29
ibnlive.in.com Restriction on movement of civilians in Arunachal-Assam border 12/29
sanhati.com Harvest of Innocent Blood: The Democracy Deficit in Bodoland, Assam 12/29
modernghana.com Arunachal Pradesh Restricts On Civilian Movement In Assam Border 12/29
ibnlive.in.com BJP to send a 5-member team to violence-hit areas of Assam 12/29
dnaindia.com Assam Violence: 1 NDFB(S) cadre and 4 linkmen arrested 12/29
modernghana.com India: NDFB Used Car, Vehicle Recovered, Police Arrest Four Miscreants In Assam 12/29
ibnlive.in.com National Commission for Scheduled Tribes meets Assam CS, DGP 12/29
dnaindia.com Subramanian Swamy increases heat on 'PK', threatens legal action against Aamir Khan and others 12/29
telegraphindia.com 3 Songbijit cadres held 12/29
ndtv.com Assam Situation Improving, No Incident In Last 48 Hours: Officials 12/28
ibnlive.in.com Gogoi concerned at overnight increase in camp inmates 12/28
ndtv.com NDFB(S) Hideout Busted in Assam's Kokrajhar 12/28
timesofindia.indiatimes.com President’s rule in Assam unacceptable: Cong 12/28
ibnlive.in.com Sangma calls for unified war against home-bred terrorists 12/28
thehindu.com Assam peaceful, Gogoi reviews situation 12/28
ibnlive.in.com Assam attacks: Rajnath discusses relief ops with Gogoi 12/28
dnaindia.com Situation in violence-hit Assam improving, no incident in last 48 hours 12/28
dnaindia.com NDFB(S) hideout busted in Kokrajhar jungles 12/28
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Army to extend operation to Bengal, Arunachal 12/28
ibnlive.in.com Assam attack fallout of lapses by Centre, state govt: Mahanta 12/28
dnaindia.com Assam attack may give fillip to Maoism in North East 12/28
sanhati.com Assam: PUCL Statement on the Mass Killings of Adivasis 12/28
telegraphindia.com Rumours send villagers flocking to relief camps 12/28
dnaindia.com Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag to leaves for Assam to review situation in violence-hit areas 12/27
ndtv.com Assam Fear: He Saw His Neighbours Slit His Brother's Throat 12/27
ibnlive.in.com Army Chief to review situation in violence-hit Assam 12/27
ibnlive.in.com Army Chief to hold close-door strategy meeting with officials 12/27
ibnlive.in.com Bandh affects normal life in Dooars area of North Bengal 12/27
ibnlive.in.com NIA to take up Assam attack cases 12/27