DNLA : Insurgent outfit DNLA declares unilateral ceasefire

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Guwahati, Sep 9 : Insurgent outfit Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA), has declared a unilateral ceasefire for three months.

The outfit which is mostly active in the North Cachar hills of Assam has decided on the unilateral ceasefire as a “goodwill gesture and as a positive response to the call of peace” by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The ceasefire has come into effect from Tuesday itself, the release signed by the outfit’s publicity secretary Mungsri Ringsmai Dimasa said.

The outfit was allegedly involved in killing of five truck drivers in Dima Hasao District on August 27 for ransom.

The ceasefire is for “creating an atmosphere for peace talks with the Government of Assam and Government of India”, it added.

The DNLA was formed in early 2019.

Chief Minister Sarma, after taking over charge on May 10, had appealed to all militants to come forward for talks.

The ULFA (I) had declared an unilateral ceasefire from May 15 initially for three months, which was extended by the outfit for another three months on August 14.

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