At least 67 cadres belonging to the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) surrendered ceremonially at Dhansiripar in Assam’s Karbi Anglong on Thursday.

The militants laid down their arms in presence of additional DGP (Special Branch) Hiren Nath and Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council chief executive member (CEM), Tuliram Ronghang.

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After the “surrender ceremony”, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet said, “Committing themselves to the dream of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister of a progressive and peaceful Assam, I am glad to share that 67 cadres of DNLA laid down weapons today at Dhansiripar, Karbi Anglong.”

Earlier in November, a total of 46 cadres of the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) surrendered arms and joined the mainstream during a surrender ceremony at Khepre, 95 km from Haflong in Dima Hasao district.

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DNLA C-in-C Mushrang also joined the mainstream after the ceremony.

A police source said, “The outfit announced an unconditional ceasefire for six months and on Sept 24 its ‘chairman’, Edika Diphusa alias Kharmindao Dimasa came to the fore to hold peace talks with the government.”

Talking to reporters, NCHAC CEM Debolal Gorlosa earlier said, “There was no development in the last 50 years. Now Dima Hasao is experiencing progress. We are massively working in the tourism sector.”

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