Karbi peace treaty to be signed next week: Assam CM


GUWAHATI: Assam chief minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said a peace treaty will be signed with insurgent groups of Karbi Anglong district next week.

Addressing a media conference in New Delhi, Sarma said that he discussed the issue with home secretary and intelligence bureau (IB) during his visit to the national capital.

“State government gave ‘go-ahead’ yesterday.  The last round of talks with the insurgent groups is remaining. I hope, Karbi peace treaty will be signed any day next week,” Sarma said.

Asked about the possibility of holding peace talks with United Liberation Front of Asom –Independent (ULFA-I), he said as elected public representatives, the ministers take oath to protect the sovereignty of India and it cannot be compromised.

“The ULFA wants sovereignty. So, we will have to find out a way on how to start the peace process and as a chief minister I will contribute in whatever way I can to create a conducive atmosphere,” the chief minister remarked.