Karbi Anglong Agreement signed, Armed Cadres shun Violence and join Mainstream

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New Delhi: In the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, a historic Karbi Anglong Agreement to end the decades old crisis ensuring Assam’s territorial integrity was signed in New Delhi.

Present on the occasion were 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, Tuliram Ronghang, Chief Executive Member of KAAC, representatives of Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front/ KLNLF, People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri/ PDCK, United People’s Liberation Army/ UPLA, and Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers/KPLT factions.

With this historic agreement, over 1000 armed cadres have abjured violence and joined the mainstream of society, an official release said.

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.