Uncertainty over talks with Ulfa

New Delhi, July 30 | Updated: Jul 31 2006, 05:30am hrs
Uncertainty over direct talks between the Centre and Ulfa, scheduled for August, continues to prevail with the latter not relenting in its three key demands before dialogue and the government insisting on direct talks first.

The Ulfa says without the release of its five leaders, it will not come for talks. It also wants to know the governments stand on its demand of sovereignty and whereabouts of Ulfa leaders who went missing during 2003 Bhutan operation. We are waiting for a reply from the Centre on the three key issues, Assamese writer and member of the Peoples Consultative Group Indira Goswami said on Sunday.