NEW DELHI: A historic Karbi peace pact to end the decades-old crisis was signed in New Delhi in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah today.
With the signing of this historic Karbi peace pact, over 1,000 armed cadres have abjured violence and joined the mainstream of society, stated an official release.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways, and Minister of AYUSH, Nityanad Rai, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, and Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council CEM Tuliram Ronghang were present on the occasion. Surrendered leaders of the Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF), People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK), United People’s Liberation Army (UPLA), Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers (KPLT) were also present.
An exuberant Himanta Biswa Sarma has termed this development as a "giant leap forward."
Today Assam has made a giant leap forward. Grateful to Adarniya PM Sri for your blessings which has paved the way for signing of the historic Karbi Anglong Agreement today. Gratitude to Hon HM Sri for your constant guidance & blessing Assam with this," he tweeted.
As per this agreement, a Special Development Package of Rs. 1000 crores over five years will be given by the Union Government and Assam Government to undertake specific projects for the development of Karbi areas.
Amit Shah said that the Karbi peace pact is another milestone in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of “Insurgency free prosperous North East”.
"Today’s historic Karbi Anglong agreement will be written in golden letters in the history of Assam. Since becoming Prime Minister, the northeast has not only been an area of focus for Shri Narendra Modi, but all-around development of the northeast, peace and prosperity there has been the top priority for the government," Shah said.
[caption id="attachment_101638" align="aligncenter" width="740"] A scene from the signing ceremony of the Karbi peace pact[/caption]
"Due to this policy only, we are getting rid of old problems one by one that the Modi Government had inherited. We fulfill all clauses of agreements signed during our Government’s tenure and this has been Modi Government’s track record."
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