1615 Militants Of NDFB Surrender In Assam

Today, 1615 militants of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) surrendered in Assam. They laid downtheir arms before Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Guwahati today.

They included 836 cadres from two factions of Progressive, 579 cadres of Ranjan Daimary group and 200 members of Saoraigwra faction. In all, 178 sophisticated weapons were also deposited on this occasion.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the arms laying ceremony proved that NDFB wants permanent peace in the state.

On 27 January, NDFB had signed a peace treaty with the Centre and the Assam Government in New Delhi. As per the peace accord, financial package of Rs 1,500 crore will be given for the development of the Bodoland Territorial Region in the next three years. 

Because of Bodoland movement, 2823 civilians have lost their lives in Assam. 949 Bodo cadre and 239 security forces have also lost their lives in this movement.

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What is Bodoland Movemnet?

About 50 years ago, violent protests began in Bodo-dominated areas of Assam over the creation of a separate state. The protest was led by the NDFB. The protest grew so much that the Central Government declared the NDFB illegal under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

What is NDFB:

Along with this Bodo movements, armed groups started efforts to create separate Bodo states. In October 1986, Ranjan Daimari formed the militant group Bodo Security Force. The group later changed its name to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). The NDFB carried out several attacks on security forces and local people in Assam.

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