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13 from Aadivasi insurgent group lay down arms in Assam

13 All Aadivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) cadres have surrendered arms in Bokajan area of Assam on Sunday.

At least, 13 All Aadivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA) cadres have surrendered arms in Bokajan area of Assam on Sunday.

The cadres laid down their arms including four AK series Rifles, five pistols, and assorted live ammunition, and have chosen the path of peace and prosperity.

The Indian Army in a release stated, “With an aim to promote peace and harmony in the region the Security Forces of Spear Corps have always endeavored to mainstream the misguided youth who have taken up the path of insurgency.”

“Towards this aim, 6 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Spear Corps in conjunction with Assam Police, through their relentless efforts have successfully persuaded homecoming of 13 active cadres of AANLA, who laid down their arms,” the release further read.

Moreover, the security forces complement the youth for this decision and wish that all those who have chosen the wrong path, join back into the mainstream and live a happy and peaceful life.

Families of the surrenderees also expressed their gratitude to the Security Forces for bringing their loved ones back to the family safely.

First Published: 8th May, 2022 15:51 IST

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