In a major boost to the peace process in Assam, as many as 67 cadres of the banned Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) surrendered to the Assam government on December 23.
The cadres laid down their arms in front of the state’s additional director general of police Hiren Nath, and Karbi Anglong’s chief executive member (CEM), Tuliram Ronghang, during a programme at Dhansiripar in Karbi Anglong district.
Welcoming them into the mainstream, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the cadres have committed themselves to realise the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah of a progressive and peaceful Assam.
“Committing themselves to the dream of Hon PM & Hon HM of progressive and peaceful Assam, I am glad to share that 67 cadres of DNLA laid down weapons today at Dhansiripar, Karbi Anglong,” he tweeted.
Committing themselves to the dream of Hon PM & Hon HM of progressive and peaceful Assam, I am glad to share that 67 cadres of DNLA laid down weapons today at Dhansiripar, Karbi Anglong in presence of @TuliramRonghang, CEM, KAAC & others.@narendramodi @AmitShah pic.twitter.com/uwyruOv0fo
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 23, 2021
The DNLA militants had deposited 9 pistols with magazines, two AK series rifles, guns and a large number of ammunition.
The DNLA had announced a ceasefire on September 24, after which 46 cadres of the outfit surrendered on November 14.