1,600 NDFB cadres lay down arms: Why development was key to stabilising Northeast

NDFB-22“I welcome the decision of my Bodo friends for leaving violence and reposing faith in democracy and the Constitution,” Prime Minister Modi stated, after the push for peace in the Northeast caused the NDFB cadres to lay down their arms.

In an emphatic win for the security forces and the Indian Government, 1,600 cadres of three factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland laid down arms.

The cadres laid down arms before Assam chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal and finance minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has spearheaded the push for peace in the Northeast in a series of tweets welcomed the development. He said, “I welcome the decision of my Bodo friends for leaving violence and reposing faith in democracy and the Constitution.”

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How did Modi do it? The push for peace and the slow death of insurgency in North East

modi-222The many measures taken by the Modi Government has led to militancy in the North East dying a natural death. But how did he make inroads?

One of the biggest achievements of the Narendra Modi government has been the handling of North East. The peace accord with the NSCN (IM) was aimed at long lasting peace and was also a step forward in removing contentious problems on the Naga issue.

Now, in a major development, the Last Bodo militant group left Myanmar and surrendered to Indian authorities. The surrender by the National Democratic Front of Boroland (S), which is a close ally of the Paresh Baruah led ULFA is being hailed as a masterstroke by security agencies.

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Ban on ULFA extended by another five years

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New Delhi, Nov 29: The Centre has extended the ban on the ULFA and its other factions, wings and fronts for a period of five years.

The notification states that ULFA has indulged in various illegal and violent activities with an intent of disrupting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of India in furtherance of its objective of liberating Assam and aligned itself with other unlawful associations of North Eastern Region to secede Assam from India.

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Joshua Project, Love Jihad: A systematic effort on in North East, Kerala to reduce Hindu population

muslim-girlConversions both forced and tricked are increasingly becoming a menace and there is a sustained effort by both missionaries and terror groups to rope in Hindu girls and convert them to Islam or Christianity.

There are a good number of people who often dub Love Jihad as a myth. There has also been a great deal of opposition when issues such as religious conversions are brought up.

The fact is that conversions both forced and tricked are increasingly becoming a menace and there is a sustained effort by both missionaries and terror groups to rope in Hindu girls and convert them to Islam or Christianity.

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Down in Kashmir, Pakistan now looks to dish out trouble in naxal land, North East

masud-ahmad-khanNew Delhi, Aug 29: A series of tweets by former army official from Pakistan speaks about the naxal movement in India, the insurgency in the North East and of course Kashmir.

While speaking about the naxalite movement, Brig Masud Ahmad says that the insurgency started in 1970 as a result of economic exploitation by Delhi. He also speaks about the Mizoram Independence movement and says India launched air strikes to neutralise the movement. He goes on with a series of tweets explaining these issues.

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“BJP has ensured that North East is no longer a forgotten outpost”

The BJP made major gains in the North East. It performed impressively with its alliances in Meghalaya and Nagaland, but the big story of the day is Tripura. From zero in 2013 to forming the government in 2018, the party has come a long way.

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Army get Rs 1,487 crore to fortify bases at J&K, North East

In a bid to fortify its bases in Jammu and Kashmir and North East, the Defence Ministry has sanctioned Rs 1,487 crore for the Indian Army.

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2018 will see huge emphasis on border security

BSF personnel patrolling along the India-Bangladesh borderIn the wake of increasing ceasefire violations by Pakistan, India is all set to strengthen its border security in 2018. There were at least 61 terror attacks reported across Jammu and Kashmir and the North-East and the home ministry is not set to step up border security further.

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Lashkar’s deadly plan for North-East revealed

terThe Lashkar-e-Tayiba has called for strikes across the state of North East. In a video a Lashkar-e-Tayiba commander Amir Hamza is seen urging his men to wage a war in the north eastern states of Sikkim and Darjeeling.

Kokhrajar attack- NIA continues crackdown on NDFB(S) militants

  Continuing its crackdown on the cadres of the dreaded NDFB(S) operating in North East, the NIA has told a court that it needs to further investigate the role of these operatives. The NIA has filed a supplementary chargesheet naming three persons who were behind the horrific killing of 30 adivasis at Assam. On December 23 2014, cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit faction) had killed 30 adivasis including women and children. While filing a supplementary chargesheet, the NIA’s Guwahati branch said that the matter needed to be investigated further.
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