United National Liberation Front Signs Agreement with Indian Government

In a significant development for peace in the Northeast region, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Wednesday that the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), the oldest militant group in Manipur, has signed a historic peace agreement with the Indian government.

In a statement shared on X (formerly Twitter), Shah expressed the achievement as a “historic milestone” and highlighted the relentless efforts of the Modi government to establish permanent peace in the Northeast. The signing ceremony took place in New Delhi, symbolizing a crucial step towards stability and reconciliation in the region.

United National Liberation Front Signs Agreement with Indian Government

United National Liberation Front Signs Agreement with Indian Government

United National Liberation Front Signs Agreement with Indian Government

Shah’s X post read, “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.”

The peace agreement comes shortly after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) banned the UNLF, along with several other extremist organizations. The decision to ban these groups was motivated by concerns over their involvement in attacks on security forces, police, and civilians in Manipur. Additionally, the organizations were accused of engaging in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India.

The move to bring the UNLF into the peace process reflects the government’s commitment to addressing longstanding conflicts and fostering unity in the Northeast. The signing ceremony was likely preceded by negotiations aimed at encouraging the renouncement of violence and the integration of the UNLF into mainstream democratic processes.

The successful culmination of this peace agreement is expected to have a positive impact on the overall security situation in Manipur and the broader Northeast region. The government’s proactive approach in engaging with militant groups and fostering dialogue underscores its dedication to achieving lasting peace and progress in the area.

As the UNLF embraces a new chapter in its journey, the Indian government’s efforts to create a stable and peaceful environment in the Northeast mark a crucial stride towards regional development and harmony.