CM Sarma: 'Assam Tribal Insurgency Came To An End In 2022'
According to sources, since the 1980s, there has been carnage in Assam. In 2022, the government negotiated a number of peace treaties with various tribal insurgent organizations.
GUWAHATI: According to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the tribal insurgency in Assam would end in 2022. 757 weapons, 5983 different types of ammunition, 131 grenades, 26 IEDs, and 52 kg of explosives were found during the year 2022, and most of them were found on the rebels from the NDFB, NLFT, Karbi, Dimasa, and Adivasi tribes.
CM Sarma told reporters on the first day of 2023 that the majority of the recovered arms in 2022 were freely placed. "We found more weapons than ever before in Assam. Recovering 757 guns in just one year is a sign that the Assam tribal conflict is coming to an end, "he added.
Since the 1980s, there has been carnage in Assam. In 2022, the government negotiated a number of peace treaties with various tribal insurgent organizations. Although only ULFA (I) is now underground, their activity has significantly decreased over time.
Following his appointment as CM in 2021, Sarma repeatedly urged Paresh Baruah, the leader of the ULFA(I), to integrate into society and support government-initiated peace procedures while stressing the importance of finding a peaceful solution to all unresolved concerns.
Notably, in 2022, the Centre significantly reduced disturbed areas under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from a significant portion of Assam. This was a significant step taken after decades.
The move, according to the administration, was made following an analysis of the recent security and law-and-order situation in Assam, which shows that things have much improved in several districts and that just a small portion of the state still has extremist groups present.
Since 1990, the AFSPA has been in effect throughout the entirety of Assam, allowing security personnel to conduct operations anywhere and make arrests without a warrant.
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