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Ceasefire violation not to be tolerated: Rijiju

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Our Correspondent

Itagar, April 7: Sending a louder message to the insurgent groups active in the North East region, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju today said that no violation of ceasefire agreement will be tolerated by the Centre at any cost.

“If any group violates ceasefire agreement, action will be taken against them. No groups can operate outside the ceasefire operation area,” Rijiju said while responding to media questions on suspected NSCN ambush on an army convoy at Tirap district on April 2 last, killing three personnel.

He said, the NSCN factions cannot operate in the territory of Aruchal Pradesh which is against the ceasefire agreement.

“The group involved in the Tirap ambush went to Myanmar and the MHA is chalking out strategies to counter such incidents,” he said while declining to elaborate on the plan.

“If they continue to violate ceasefire agreement, there will be repercussion from our side too,” he said adding, action would be taken against those involved in the Tirap ambush.

“As per our intelligence inputs we informed the army authorities about possibility of such an incident but they took it casually,” he added.

Responding to a question on peace talk with the insurgent outfits of the region, Rijiju emphatically said that no talks were possible until the groups shun violence and surrender.

“They will have to surrender with arms and come to the negotiation table. We will provide suitable rehabilitation package for them and initiate dialogues,” he said.

He also disclosed that there would be not talks any more in the political level for which the government had appointed interlocutors to initiate talks with the groups of the region.

“We have already directed the interlocutors to fasten the talk process for a permanent solution to bring peace into the region,” he added.

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