Centre to sign tripartite peace agreement with five Assam militant outfits today

The peace agreement is expected to be signed by the Centre, Assam government and five rebel outfits of Assam- All Adivasi National Liberation Army, Adivasi Cobra Militants of Assam, Birsa Commando Force, Santhal Tiger Force and Adivasi People's Army.

Asian News International September 15, 2022 11:25:42 IST
Centre to sign tripartite peace agreement with five Assam militant outfits today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. ANI File

New Delhi: In another step to maintain peace as well as law and order, a tripartite peace agreement is expected to be signed with tribal militant groups in Assam in the presence of
Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the national capital later on Thursday.

Top government sources told ANI that the agreement will be signed after 5 pm this evening at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The peace agreement is expected to be signed by the Central government, Assam government and five rebel outfits of Assam- All Adivasi National Liberation Army, Adivasi Cobra Militants of Assam, Birsa Commando Force, Santhal Tiger Force and Adivasi People’s Army.

However, over a hundred cadres of these groups are now temporarily living in designated camps under the protection of the Assam police.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma along with senior officials in the Assam government will be present during the signing of the agreement.

Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and other senior officials concerned will also be present during the signing of the agreement, which aims to bring peace to Assam and the Northeast.

Meanwhile, the Assam CM will meet the members of the five militant outfits at Assam House this afternoon before heading to the Ministry of Home Affairs for signing the historical agreement.

Earlier, the Assam CM had held a meeting with rebel Adivasi groups regarding the final settlement which is currently under a ceasefire.

Union Home Minister Shah in January 2020 also presided over the signing of a historic agreement between the Government of India, the Government of Assam and Bodo representatives in New Delhi to end the over 50-year-old Bodo crisis that has cost the region over 4,000 lives.

After the agreement, a total of 1,615 cadres of three National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) factions laid down their arms on 30 January, 2020. Over 4,800 weapons, including AK 47 rifles, light-machine guns and stun guns, were laid down by the NDFB members on the occasion.

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