Amidst the straining of ties between the Assamese and the Bengali communities over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the leaders of pro-talks faction of rebel group United Liberation Front Assam (ULFA) held a meeting with some Bengali organisations at a hotel in Guwahati on Monday.
The meeting, sources said, discussed issues pertaining to the controversial bill which the Narendra Modi government is seeking to pass in the Parliament to legalise the stay of non-Muslim immigrants of Bangladesh besides Pakistan and Afghanistan who migrated to India till December 31, 2014.
The meeting was attended among others by ULFA (pro-talks) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, general secretary Anup Chetia and leaders of Bengali-speaking Assamese Society Pradip Sen Sharma, writer Raktim Swami and a number of Bengali intellectuals and writers.
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