Centre extends truce with NDFB, DHD
NEW DELHI, July 1 – Centre today extended the ceasefire agreements with the pro-talk group of NDFB and DHD (Nunisa) factions for six months. The Suspension of Operation Agreement between the Centre and the two outfits expired on June 30.
An official spokesman of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that it has been decided and mutually agreed to extend the Suspension of Operation (SoO) Agreement with NDFB (pro-talk faction) for a further period of six months up to December 31. Tripartite talks on
the demands of NDFB
(pro-talk faction) are continuing.
It has also been decided and mutually agreed to extend the Suspension of Operation (SoO) Agreement with Dima Halam Daogah (Nunisa) (DHD-N) faction for a further period of six months till December 31. Tripartite talks on the demands of DHD-N are continuing.
The Union Government had appointed former Intelligence Bureau chief P C Haldar as its interlocutor.
Meanwhile, the UPA Government at the Centre came under attack of the Opposition BJP for its failure to tackle the internal security situation in the country. BJP demanded a tough approach against all kinds of terrorism.
Party spokesman Prakash Javadekar said the UPA Government seemed clueless and confused on the strategy to fight terrorism. Today, the security forces are under tremendous pressure from both sides.
Let us clearly understand that Naxalites are waging a war against the nation. There are no emotions and extraneous considerations on the issues. It is a calculated game plan to spread its wings by making ferocious attacks on the security forces and the common people. The message is loud and clear that anybody opposing Naxalites will be liquidated.
Government must show political will to combat this challenge to the sovereignty of the country. Government should not try to pass on the responsibility of fighting this menace on the State Governments.
SOurce: Assam Tribune