In the event where the State Government called on the surrendered militants to never move back to the path of violence, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the State needs revolution of economy, not of arms.
A revolution to be started in Assam:
The CM stated that they all had started on that path for the love of their race and to fulfill their genuine demands. Now is the time to start a revolution not with guns but with hard work and dedication for the economic development of Assam. They must join hands to achieve the target of making the state self-reliant in agriculture and fulfilling all its requirements.
CM welcomes surrendered militants:
The Chief Minister welcomed the surrendered militants and said that sincere efforts were underway to bring permanent peace in Assam under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
“January 27 is a historic day as it was on this day in 2020 the Bodo peace accord became a reality. It is for all to see how peace returned to the BTR, and the momentum of development has started there,” he said.
He also re-emphasized the commitment of the Government to rehabilitate all surrendered militants by May 10 and make them integral parts of the society.
The Chief Minister further said, “The process for permanent peace is underway in the state. The gesture shown by the ULFA-I made us hopeful for talks at any moment. The KLO is taking the public view on the prospects of peace talks. We hope that the KLO will also sit across the table. Soon, the Bru and Reang rebels of the Barak Valley will also give up arms.”
The rebel groups have realized that their problems are soluble within the circumference of the Constitution of India. The insurgent organizations differ in their opinions with the government. However, we cannot deny that they started their struggles for the well-being of their respective communities. Now they have realized the futility of taking arms.
Financial aid for the former militants:
A one-time financial grant of Rs 1.5 lakh each was distributed among the former members of Rava National Liberation Front (28 members), Adivashi Dragon Fighter (61), National Santhal Liberation Army (41), National Liberation Front of Bengali (303) and United People’s Revolutionary Front (29) for their rehabilitation.
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