Tuesday, the Centre inked a peace accord with a Manipur insurgent group, which committed to renounce violence and participate in the democratic process.
The Centre, the Manipur administration, and the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF), which primarily operated in Manipur, signed the tripartite agreement.
In yet another milestone , the Government of India & the Government of Manipur signed a ‘Cessation of Operation’ Agreement New Delhi with Zeliangrong United Front that has been active for more than a decade. This will be a significant boost to the peace process in Manipur. pic.twitter.com/8WOFLDSUUD
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“Fulfilling the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of an insurgency-free and prosperous Northeast and under the guidance of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the Government of India and the government of Manipur entered into a cessation of operation agreement in New Delhi with the ZUF, which had been active for over a decade,” the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said.
“This will provide a tremendous boost to the Manipur peace effort. Representatives of the home ministry signed the agreement, the government of Manipur, and the ZUF in the presence of Chief Minister N Biren Singh, according to the MHA.
“Representatives of the armed organisation pledged to renounce violence and join the democratic process in accordance with national legislation. The agreement stipulates the rehabilitation and reintegration of the armed cadres. The MHA stated that a joint monitoring panel would be established to oversee compliance with the agreed-upon ground principles.