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    88 militants belonging to banned outfit NLFT surrender in Tripura

    Published on August 13, 2019

    By Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati : In Tripura, 88 militants belonging to banned outfit NLFT (Sabir Deb barma faction) has surrendered in Ambassa in Dhakai district. The militants surrendered in presence of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and his deputy Jishnu Debbarma. Earlier, on Sunday, a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed among the NLFT (SD), Tripura Government and the Central Government. As per the memorandum, NLFT (SD) has agreed to abjure the path of violence, join the mainstream and abide by the Constitution of India. Welcoming them, the Chief Minister assured that all the commitment given to them will be fulfilled. He also said that Tripura government is trying their best for welfare of tribal people of state.

    The surrendered cadres will be given surrender benefits as per the Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation Scheme, 2018 of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The State Government of Tripura will help the surrendered cadres in housing, recruitment, education etc. Government of India will consider the proposals of Tripura State Government regarding economic development of tribal areas of Tripura.Eighty-eight cadres of the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) will lay down arms later today. The cadres will surrender in Dhalai district of Tripura.

    The faction of the proscribed militant group National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT), led by Sabir Kumar Debbarma, NLFT-SD, had earlier agreed to lay down arms and join the mainstream. An MoU was signed in this regard between the Central Government, the Tripura Government and the NLFT-SD. A Home Ministry release said: ““NLFT (SD) has agreed to abjure the path of violence, join the mainstream and abide by the Constitution. It has agreed to the surrender of its 88 cadres with their weapons. The surrendered cadres will be given surrender benefits as per the surrender-cum-rehabilitation scheme, 2018, of the ministry of home affairs.” The Indian Home Ministry also announced that all the 88 cadres of the outfit have decided to lay down arms. The surrendered cadres will be given surrender benefits as per the Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation Scheme, 2018, of the Ministry. The State Government of Tripura will help the surrendered cadres in housing, recruitment and education. It is to be mentioned that the peace talks with the NLFT were initiated in 2015 and there has been no violence by the outfit since 2016.

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