Ulfa leader Mrinal Hazarika on Saturday said that if the Centre moved ahead with the Bill, the ongoing peace talks would be impacted. “There is widespread resentment among the people of Assam against the Bill. In such a situation, it will be difficult to continue with the peace talks if the Centre moves ahead with the passage of the bill,” he said here.
The dialogue between Ulfa’s pro-talk faction and the Centre started in 2011.
Hazarika said that the bill, which threatens the identity of the state, would render the talks meaningless if passed.
Pro-talk Ulfa leaders had earlier warned that youths would be “forced to take up arms” because of the bill that seeks to grant migrants belonging to religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Along with Assam, other northeast states, including those ruled by the BJP-led governments are also up in arms against the bill.
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