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1,179 cadres from two NE militant outfits lay down arms

A total of 1,179 cadres belonging to two militant outfits, Bru Revolutionary Army of Union (BRAU) and United Democratic Liberation Front of Barak (UDLF-B), laid down their arms in an arms laying-down ceremony held at Katlichera in Hailakandi district.

The cadres of the two Barak Valley militant outfits formally laid down their arms before the State Water Resources, Information and Public Relations, Parliamentary Affairs etc. Department Minister Pijush Hazarika and Assam Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary.

Among the 1,179 cadres, 545 cadres are from Bru Revolutionary Army of Union (BRAU) and 634 are from United Democratic Liberation Front of Barak (UDLF-B).

The cadres also laid down 335 different kinds of arms including 18 AK series rifles.
Hazarika said that it is good news that the two militant groups have given up arms and joined the mainstream for peace and progress of the state, especially for the development of Barak.

He added that in the last one and a half years during the tenure of the present government under Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, all militant groups in the state have returned to the mainstream except a few. This is the most promising thing for the people of Assam.

In his speech, Minister Hazarika also appealed to ULFA (I) to join the peace process for the sake of Assam’s development and lasting peace.

Minister Hazarika also assured that the state government would take steps to resolve the demands of the two militant groups in accordance with the law.

In the programme, Assam Legislative Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary handed over cheques of Rs 50,000 each to ten schools of the Reang community as one-time assistance.

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