New Delhi: The Central Government yesterday signed a peace accord with 8 militant groups to bring lasting peace in parts of Assam.
Many terrorist groups were operating in the state of Assam. Some of these have declared a ceasefire since 2012. Members of this group stayed in camps. In this case, a tripartite peace agreement was signed with 8 terrorist organizations of Assam state yesterday. It was signed by the central government, state government of Assam and 8 terrorist groups.
Representatives of 8 militant organizations including Adivasi National Liberation Force, Adivasi Cobra Assam, Birsa Commando Force, Chantal Tiger Force and Adivasi People’s Army signed the peace agreement in Delhi in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma said, “This agreement will usher in a new era of peace and harmony in the state of Assam.”
Apart from the banned ULFA and the Kamathpur Liberation Organization, other extremist organizations signed the peace accord with the central government.
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Last August, Kuki tribal union militants surrendered their weapons. Last January, members of the Diwa Liberation Front and the United Gurkha People’s Organization surrendered their weapons.