New Delhi: India’s policies regarding terrorism is showing results not only in Jammu and Kashmir but also in Tripura. The National Liberation Front of Tripura led by Sabir Devbarma (NLF-SD) has signed a Memorandum of Settlement with the state and Central governments today. They have agreed to join the mainstream and eschew violence.
The taming of the violent NLF-SD and making them surrender to Indian authorities is a huge success to the Home Ministry. They used to wreak havoc operating from across the International border. It must be noted that security forces of both India and Myanmar had conducted many attacks on the terror networks along the border.
The joint operations had disabled the terrorists which had been working against India and Myanmar.
Ministry of Home Affairs in a press release said, “NLFT has been banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act since 1997 and has been involved in violence, operating from their camps across the international border. NLFT has been responsible for violent activities including 317 insurgency incidents in which 28 security forces and 62 civilians lost their lives during the period 2005-2015. Peace talks with NLFT were initiated in 2015 and there has been no violence by NLFT since 2016.”
The NLFT (SD) said that they will obey the Indian constitution and join the mainstream of India. 88 cadres of the organization will surrender along 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 Memorandum of Settlement was signed by Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary, Joint Secretary (North East) of Ministry of Home Affairs, Kumar Alok, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Government of Tripura and Sabir Kumar Debbarma and Kajal Debbarma of NLFT.
After signing the memorandum the representatives of NLFT met Amit Shah at New Delhi.