At least 57 rebels surrender in Manipur.

Rebels surrenderImphal: At least 57 rebels belonging to different outfits surrendered with their weapons in the presence of Manipur CM Okram Ibobi Singh, the official sources said.

Singh congratulating the cadres on joining the mainstream, he also holds the home assortment, said that “Peace and freedom from crime and terrorism are the catalysts for progress and development.”

He added that they have taken the right decision of changing the way adopted by them prior and treading the path of peace.

Ibobi Singh also much-admired the role of Assam Rifles in facilitating the surrender of the rebels and helping the misguided youth of the state through different rehabilitation programs.

The surrendered cadres comprise five militants from the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), 18 from three factions of the People’s United Liberation Front (Pulf), five from three factions of the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), nine from three groups of the People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Prepak), six from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), four from the Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), one each from the NSCN(K) and the PRA, six from the KNLF and two from UTLA.

This surrender same scarcely 45 days after the subversive United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA), comprising their top leaders, appeared for peace process with the government.

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