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Major Indian rebel leader released on bail

Major Indian rebel leader released on bail

The Indian government has allowed a major separatist leader to be released on bail, hoping the gesture would lead to peace talks with rebels in the country's northeast.
Arabinda Rajkhowa been in prison in Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, since he was picked up by the Bangladesh government and handed to Indian authorities in December last year. The 54-year-old is the leader of one of the main rebel groups in Assam state, the United Liberation Front of Asom.
The front has been fighting since 1979 for an independent homeland to be carved out of India's remote northeast _ a demand rejected by New Delhi.


Updated : 2021-01-24 21:02 GMT+08:00