Armed group ZUF signs to cease operation

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Imphal: As a significant boost to peace process in Manipur, the Government of India and the Government of Manipur signed a Cessation of Operation Agreement with Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF), a Manipur based insurgent group, in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Government of India has signed several agreements to end insurgency and boost development in North East, as per the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and under the guidance of Union minister of Home Affairs and minister of Cooperation Amit Shah.

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Fulfilling the vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ‘Insurgency free and prosperous North East’ and under the guidance of Union minister of Home Affairs and minister of Cooperation Amit Shah, the Government of India and the Government of Manipur entered into a Cessation of Operation Agreement with Zeliangrong United Front that had been active for more than a decade, ministry of Home Affairs said.

“This will be a significant boost to the peace process in Manipur.” This agreement was signed by senior officers of the Union ministry of Home Affairs and the Government of Manipur and the representatives of ZUF in the august presence of N. Biren Singh, chief minister of Manipur, it added.

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Representatives of the armed group agreed to abjure violence and join the peaceful democratic process as established by law of the land. The agreement provides for rehabilitation and re-settlement of armed cadres. A Joint Monitoring Group will be constituted to oversee enforcement of the agreed ground rules, the ministry said.

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