The Union home ministry has said that there has been a substantial improvement in the security situation in the north-eastern states since 2014.
“There has been a significant decline in insurgency incidents in the last six years. The declining trend in insurgency incidents also continued in the year 2020,” the ministry said in its year-ender report.
“Due to improvement in the security situation in the last six years, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act has been completely removed in Meghalaya and Tripura and its application has been reduced in Arunachal Pradesh,” the ministry said.
The report also mentioned the signing of a historic agreement to end the Bru-Reang Refugee crisis.
“This historic agreement was in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for the progress of the North East and the empowerment of the people of the region,” the report said.
Around 37,000 Bru migrants would be settled in Tripura and given aid from the Centre to help in their rehabilitation and all-round development, through a package of around Rs 600 crore.
The report further mentioned that the Bodo agreement that was signed in January to end the over 50-year old Bodo crisis.
The signing of the Bodo accord resulted in the surrender of 1,615 cadres of NDFB factions.
A special development package of Rs 1,500 crore over three years has also been sanctioned by the Centre to undertake specific projects for the development of Bodo areas.
In continuation of efforts for peace in Northeast, 644 cadres of various outfits including ULFA (I), NDFB, KLO surrendered their arms in Assam in January last year, the MHA report said.
The MHA report further highlighted the developmental initiatives being taken by the ministry across India.