Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday that Manipur’s oldest militant group United National Liberation Front has signed a peace accord with the Centre. Shah said in an X (ex-Twitter) post, “A historic success achieved!!! Modi government’s tireless efforts to bring lasting peace in the North-East today at the United National Liberation Front (UNL) in New Delhi. F) has added a new chapter of fulfillment with the signing of a peace treaty with
“The UNLF, Manipur’s oldest valley-based armed group, has agreed to renounce violence and join the mainstream,” the home minister tweeted. Welcome and best wishes for their journey on the path of peace and development.
Amit Shah tweeted.
The peace accord came after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) banned the UNLF along with several other extremist outfits. Involved in attacks and killings of security forces, police and civilians. – Engaging in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India.
What is UNLF?
Founded on 24 November 1964 under the leadership of Aryabum Sumrinder Singh, the UNLF is the oldest Meiti rebel group in the northeastern state of Manipur. In the 70s and 80s, the group focused primarily on mobilization and recruitment. In 1990, he decided to launch an armed struggle for the ‘independence’ of Manipur from India. In the same year, he formed an armed wing called the Manipur People’s Army (MPA).
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