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13 UG cadres surrender in Mnp
Published on 14 Apr. 2011 12:38 AM IST
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Altogether 13 cadres – five from Dima Halam Daogah (DHD (J)) and eight from Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN) formally surrendered to the Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh in a ceremony organized at HQ IGAR(S), Mantripukhri Wednesday. The ceremony was attended by DGP Y Joykumar, DGP and Maj Gen CA Krishnan, AVSM, IGAR(S) and members of the press.
According to a statement received here, the cadres surrendered with a large number of weapons including one AK -47 rifle, one G-3 rifle, two carbines, two Lethode guns and seven pistols. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said that peace and freedom from crime and terrorism were the catalysts for progress and development. He congratulated the surrendered cadres for having taken the brave and right decision to tread the path of peace. The CM also applauded the role of the Assam Rifles and State Police in facilitating the surrender and rehabilitation process for the “misguided youth.”
It was stated that the surrendered cadres narrated their experiences on how they were misguided and picked up arms. They also explained that the prime reason for their surrender was disillusionment with violence, the statement added. Further, it was stated that the surrendered cadres conveyed their sincere thanks to the Manipur chief minister, Assam Rifles and the state Police for facilitating their surrender thereby giving them the opportunity to join the mainstream.

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