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Assam: TLA, UGPO lay down arms, joins mainstream in presence of CM Sarma

Two more Assam based rebel groups have joined the mainstream. Two little known groups, the Tiwa Liberation Army(TLA) and the United Gorkha Peoples Organisation (UGPO) had established contacts with security

Two more Assam based rebel groups have joined the mainstream. Two little known groups, the Tiwa Liberation Army(TLA) and the United Gorkha Peoples Organisation (UGPO) had established contacts with security agencies and conveyed their decision to come to the negotiating table.

Leaders of the rebel groups laid down their arms in presence of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at the Sankardev Kalakhetra, Guwahati today.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the era of tribal insurgency in the state has come to an end.

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Speaking on the sidelines of laying down of arms by the TLA and UGPO, Chief Minister Sarma said that there are no tribal groups active as they are now in talks with the government.

Welcoming the rebels to the mainstream, Chief Minister Sarma once again appealed the United Liberation Front of Assam or ULFA-Independent (ULFA-I) to come and join the talks table for a solution.

Besides, the Assam Chief Minister also urged the  Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) to reciprocate the peace push of the state government.

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First Published: 27th January, 2022 21:10 IST

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