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1,182 Members of Adivasi outfits lay down arms in Guwahati, CM reacts

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Guwahati, July 6: Making another leap towards peace, over 1,182 militants belonging to eight Adivasi rebel groups laid down their arms and returned to the mainstream on Thursday in Guwahati.

Out of the eight groups, three are said to be splinter groups that were created following a split within the party

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who attended the ceremony, welcomed the 1,182 members of various Adivasi insurgent outfits who abandoned the path of violence and joined Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s mission of peace and progress in the North East.

CM also shared a series of pictures from the event on his social media platforms.

The ceremony was held at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati’s Panjabari and several officials of the Home Department, and Assam Police were also present at the event.

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The Adivasi groups include – All Adivasi National Liberation Army (AANLA), ANNLA (FG), Birsa Commando Force (BCF), BCF (BT), Santhal Tiger Force, Adivasi Cobra Militant of Assam (ACMA), ACMA (FC), and Adivasi People’s Army (APA). Since 2016, these groups had been on a ceasefire agreement.

The militants surrendered over 304 sophisticated arms and 1,460 round of ammunition including – 7- AK-47 rifles, 20- .303 rifles, 4- SLR rifles, 4 carbines, 2- G3 rifles, 1- Insas rifle, 1- LMG, 124 pistols, 30 Semi automatic rifles, 20 grenades, 10- IEDs, 2kg RDX and 2.5 kg TNT.

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