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Incidents and Statements involving KLNLF: 2013



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March 22

Karbi Anglong District of Assam

KLNLF observed its 19th raising day at its Diphu designated camp. In an open session organized leaders of the outfit under truce reiterated its demand for a separate statehood for the scheduled tribes inhabiting in the hills of Assam for lasting peace. KLNLF came over ground in 2010 declaring truce with the government the outfit also 'decommissioned' its entire arsenal as a gesture of readiness for peaceful conclusion of its arms struggle through negotiation.

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 25 Karbi Anglong in Assam

KLNLF 'publicity -in-charge' Rajak Dera alleged that on April 22 KPLT militants attacked the house of KLNLF 'sergeant major' Mukesh Rongphar. Rajak Dera said that no one was injured during the attack. Rajak Dera further urged KPLT to stop engaging in factional fights and come to the negotiating table.

June 15 Karbi Anglong / Assam

KLNLF 'chairman' P. Dilli, currently under ceasefire with Government, appealed to all communities to prevent misunderstanding and uphold the age-old relation between the communities. P. Dilli said he was apprehensive on the presence of "third force" which was making attempts to gain mileage from infighting between the communities.

August 27 New Delhi

KLNLF, presently under ceasefire with both Central and State Government, held a meeting with the Central Government interlocutor, P C Halder at North Block in New Delhi. According to sources, both KLNLF and the Central Government envoy agreed to hold a tripartite meeting with MHA on the issue of statehood in the first week of September. However, the exact date of the meeting has not been scheduled.

October 24

Karbi Anglong

NRHPF claimed that the Karbi militant groups, KPLT and KLNLF, were levying heavy taxes from Rengma villagers settled in Assam-Nagaland border. NRHPF 'chairman' Keyhant Rengma said henceforth the Rengmas would not pay any tax to KPLT and KLNLF. He has requested Police and Karbi Anglong District administration to reign on the militant outfits to avert further tension in future.

December 5 Karbi Anglong

The 15th National Hero-Martyr Day of KLNLF will be celebrated at Taralangso, Diphu, Rongmongve and Parakhowa on December 6 in Karbi Anglong District.

December 6 Karbi Anglong

15th raising day of Karbi outfit, KLNLF, which is under ceasefire was observed at various designated camps across Karbi Anglong District. The outfit produced martial programmes in Parokhwa, Rongbongua and Hamren designated camp to mark the day. In Taraalangso designated camp near Diphu town the new Chief Executive Member of KAAC Tuliram Ronghang joined as the chief guest.

December 16 Guwahati

Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain on December 16 said that six militant outfits, including ULFA-I and NDFB-IKS, are active in Assam with a cadre strength of 760. Hussain answering on behalf of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, also in charge of Home, said the other outfits are KPLT, KLO, MULTA and HuM -Assam unit.The NDFB-IKS has the highest number of cadre at 300, followed by ULFA-I with 240 militants, KLO has 100, and MULTA and HUJI have 40 each, he said. Altogether 15 underground groups were on ceasefire agreement with the government and their cadres were staying in designated camps across the state, the minister said. These are ULFA (Pro talk faction led by Arabinda Rajkhowa), NDFB-PTF, KLNLF, ACMA, BCF, KRA-Assam, UKDA, AANLA, STF, APA, KLO/KLO HPC-Democratic and NDFB-Ranjan Daimary. Six new extremist organisations were also formed and they are Karbi National Liberation Army, United Peoples Liberation Front, DHD-Action, Dima Jadi Naiso Army, National Liberation Front of Bengali and United Dimasa Kachari Liberation Front.



Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.






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