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United People’s Liberation Front of Karbi Anglong disbands

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By Vivian Longki Rongpi Updated: Sep 12, 2021 11:39 pm
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Our Correspondent
Diphu, Sep. 12 (EMN):
The United People’s Liberation Front (UPLA) disbanded at UPLA Rongbin Aklam, Balipathar on Sunday.

The UPLA together with other five extremist organisations of Karbi Anglong signed a peace agreement with the Central and state government on September 4, 2021.

Declaring the disbandment in a press conference held at Rongbin Aklam, the C-in-C Nikonjo Kathar said, “For the last several years the UPLA has carried out armed struggle for the cause of statehood. In the course of armed struggle, many of our cadres have lost their lives, while some have been in jail. On February 23, we surrendered our arms to the government and on September 4, we signed a peace agreement with the state and Central government”.

Kathar said that it was under the initiative of CEM of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, Tuliram Ronghang, MP Horensing Bey and the support from the people of Karbi Anglong that the peace accord could be signed.

He added, “The All Party Hills Leaders Conference (APHLC) and 24+ social organisations have criticised the peace accord in social media and called a dharna to misguide the public. We do not see any harm for the people of Karbi Anglong with the peace accord, instead it will bring development”.

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By Vivian Longki Rongpi Updated: Sep 12, 2021 11:39:34 pm