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Incidents and Statements involving DHD: 2013



Nature of incident

February 6

Dima Hasao District of Assam

SFs recovered four AK-56 Assault Rifles and four AK-56 magazines from Damsodiang Phai, Daiphai, under Maibong Police Station. The hidden cache of arms is believed to have been left by the DHD group during the period of ceasefire agreement. It is also believed that the newly formed DJNA group has been trying to trace and recover the said weapons for their subversive activities.

February 23 Dima Hasao District of Assam

DHD-N, which had signed a tripartite peace accord in New Delhi on October 8, 2012, will celebrate its formal "homecoming" on March 9 in Haflong. The 'chairman' DHD-N, Dilip Nunisa, on February 22 said that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had agreed to be present on that day.

March 1

Guwahati in Kamrup (metro )District in Assam

NIA special judge, Samarjit Dey convicted DHD-J linkman, Samir Ahmed under Section 19 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act [UAPA] in NIA case number 02/2009. Ahmed was set free following the sentence, as he had already spent more than three years in prison during the investigation and trial of the case.

March 2

Dima Hasao District of Assam

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will attend the 'home coming ceremony' of DHD-N militants at Haflong in the same District on March 9. A MoS was signed between the Government and the outfit on October 8 2012.

March 9

Dima Hasao District of Assam

The DHD, was disbanded. At the same time, Dilip Nunisa, the chief of the outfit, announced the formation of a new political party called Halali Progressive Groups (HPG) at a home-coming ceremony in Haflong, the headquarters of Dima Hasao district.

Nunisa was spearheading an armed struggle for the creation of Dimaraji, a separate Dimasa State comprising Dimasa-inhabited areas of Assam and Nagaland, till his outfit signed a ceasefire agreement with the Centre on January 1, 2003. He said his new party will contest in the coming election to the Dima Hasao Autonomous Council. He said the HPG will work for a peaceful, developed and progressive Dima Hasao.

March 25 Dispur

Criminal cases registered against members of the DHD-N and DHD-J/ BW outfits for non-heinous crime may be withdrawn by the State Government as per procedure established by law. Further, criminal cases registered against members of the two DHD groups for heinous crimes will be reviewed case by case in consonance with the existing policy on the subject, and wherever feasible, steps for withdrawal of such cases will be initiated by the State Government. This was stated in a written reply by Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain on behalf of the State Home Minister to a question by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta in the Assembly.

March 25

Dispur in Kamrup (Metro) District of Assam

Six insurgent groups are currently active in Assam while 12 others in talks with the Central and State Government, Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Rockybul Hussain said. Six groups - ULFA-ATF, NDFB-ATF/ NDFB-IKS, KPLT, KLO, MULTA and HuM-are active in the State; Hussain said replying to a question in the House. Hussain said outfits in talks were NDFB's Progressive faction, ULFA-PTF, KLNLF, ACMA, BCF, KRA, UKDA, KLA, HPC-D, APA, AANLA and STF.

The NDFB-RD and the NSLA have declared unilateral ceasefire, Hussain said while replying on behalf of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who also holds the Home Affairs portfolio, said.

Two groups -BTF and ULFBV have already surrendered. Settlement has been reached by the central and state governments with the UPDS and the two factions of the DHD.

"However, details regarding the progress of talks with various outfits cannot be disclosed now," Hussain said. On cases faced by leaders and cadres of outfits in talks, he said, "We will not lift the cases faced by them. The cases will be dealt by the courts and judiciary. A monthly assistance of INR 3,000 is provided to each cadre belonging to groups engaged in peace talks.

April 3

Tinsukia District in Assam

At least seven militant groups will attend a meeting to be hosted by ULFA-PTF on the threat posed by illegal migration to State's ethnic communities at the group's designated camp in Kakopathar in Tinsukia District on April 7. April 7th is ULFA's raising day. The participants are leaders of HPC-D of Mizoram, DHD of Dima Hasao, Karbi National Liberation Army of Karbi Anglong, ANVC of Meghalaya, NDFB-PTF and KRF.

August 5 Dima Hasao

SFs arrested a DHD-A militant, identified as John Gabriel, in Moulhoi village of Dima Hasao District.SFs recovered 1.8 kilograms of Research and Development Explosives (RDX) from the militant. The Police claimed that during investigations the arrested militant told them that the outfit was planning to sabotage the forthcoming Independence Day celebrations (August 15) by carrying out blasts at Haflong (District Headquarters).

September 6 Dima Hasao

SFs arrested three DHD-Action militants in 26 kilo area of Umrangso in Dima Hasao District. Later, SFs recovered one grenade, five .9 mm ball ammunition, two detonators, 200 grams of explosives and INR 4020 in cash.



Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.






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