Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma has welcomed the desire of the Kamatapur Liberation Organisation to join the mainstream. The Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO), which was active in the western part of Assam and North Bengal. Once an ally of ULFA in Bhutan and Myanmar it has now expressed its willingness for peace talks with the government.
Taking to Twitter, CM Sarma, wrote “In Continuation with Govt of India’s efforts to bring lasting peace in the region, I welcome the desire of KLO leadership to join mainstream at an early date to resolve all issues through political dialogues. Govt of Assam would fully reciprocate this goodwill measure. @AmitShah”.
Sources said the outfit’s leader Jiban Singha alias Tamir Das, has sent a letter to the Assam government expressing the desire to join the peace process. The state intelligence has also verified the authenticity of the letter.
The Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) was formed on December 28, 1995 to organise an armed struggle for a separate Kamtapur State.