Centre inks peace pact with Manipur-based outfit ZUF in New Delhi

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New Delhi: In yet another development in law and order and security, the Central government has signed a peace agreement with Manipur-based insurgent group agreeing to end violence to join peaceful democratic process in New Delhi on Tuesday.

In a statement, the Union Home Ministry said fulfilling the vision of prime minister Narendra Modi of an “Insurgency free and prosperous North East” and under the guidance of Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation, Amit Shah, the government of India and the government of Manipur entered into a Cessation of Operation Agreement on the December 27, 2022 with the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) that had been active for more than a decade.

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This will be a significant boost to the peace process in Manipur, it said.

The peace agreement was signed by senior officers of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and the government of Manipur with the representatives of ZUF in the presence of Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh.

The agreement provides for rehabilitation and re-settlement of armed cadres. 

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Moreover, a joint monitoring group will be constituted to oversee enforcement of the agreed ground rules.

“In yet another milestone towards Peace and Harmony, the Government of India and the Government of Manipur signed a ‘Cessation of Operation’ Agreement today at New Delhi with Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) that has been active for more than a decade. This will be a significant boost to the peace process in Manipur,” CM Biren Singh tweeted.

Truly happy to see that more insurgent groups have embraced peace by putting faith in the BJP government led by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri @narendramodi ji and Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Shri @AmitShah ji, Singh added.

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