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
||Dispur / Assam
State Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain stated
in the Assembly that altogether 78 persons were killed and 191
abducted by different insurgent outfits in 601 incidents, during
the last two years, when 20 security personnel were also killed.
The ULFA-I had killed 16 persons, including a 10-year-old girl,
a four-year-old boy and girl each, while the anti-talks faction
of NDFB-ATF had killed 12 civilians including a 10-year-old-boy,
The KPLT killed 12 persons, NSCN-IM/K killed four,
Meghalaya based GNLA killed three, KLO, KRA, DNRF, HPC and Dima
Halim Daogah- Jewel Garlosa (DHD-Jewel) killed one each, besides
25 by other militant formations.
A total of 135 militants were killed and 2,749
arrested during the period, he said. To another question, the
minister said five underground outfits are active in Assam and
they are ULFA-Liberation, NDFB, KPLT, KLO, MULTA and HUM Assam
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