Terming it a historic move, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Manipur’s oldest valley-based armed group, the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), on Wednesday signed a peace agreement to renounce violence and join the mainstream.
The agreement was signed in the national capital in the presence of Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and some members of the UNLF. The peace agreement signed with the UNLF by the Centre and the Manipur government marks the end of a six-decade-long armed movement.
It is a landmark achievement in realising PM Narendra Modi’s vision of all-inclusive development and providing a better future to the youth in Northeast India, Amit Shah said in a post on ‘X’
Shah further said the relentless efforts of the Centre, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to establish permanent peace in the Northeast added a new chapter of fulfilment with the signing of the joint peace accord with the UNLF in the national capital on Thursday.
Shah took to his official handle on ‘X’ to share the news of the peace accord.
“A historic milestone achieved!!! Modi govt’s relentless efforts to establish permanent peace in the Northeast have added a new chapter of fulfilment as the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) signed a peace agreement today in New Delhi,” Shah posted from his X handle.
“UNLF, the oldest valley-based armed group of Manipur has agreed to renounce violence and join the mainstream. I welcome them to the democratic processes and wish them all the best in their journey on the path of peace and progress,” he added.