DNLA Assam Peace Pact: In the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) signed the Memorandum of Settlement in New Delhi.
On April 15, 2019, the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) organization released a press statement announcing its formation. To “revamp the national struggle and fight for the liberation of a sovereign, Independent Dimasa Nation,” the organization claimed to be “committed.” The organization was also described as being “for and to develop a sense of brotherhood among the Dimasa as well as to rebuild the trust and faith among the Dimasa society for regaining the Dimasa Kingdom.”
Another momentous day for Northeast. Government of Assam and Dimasa National Liberation Army signed a peace accord today for permanent peace. The DNLA has laid down arms expressing trust in the way PM @narendramodi Ji has established peace and ensured development in the region. pic.twitter.com/pB6XMr1UcX
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) April 27, 2023
On Thursday, a tribal insurgent group DNLA that primarily operated in Assam’s Dima Hasao area signed a peace pact a three-party deal with the federal government and the state government to renounce violence and assimilate.
In the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) signed the Memorandum of Settlement (DNLA Assam Peace Pact) in New Delhi. Shah claimed that once the organization signed the peace agreement, Assam was free of all tribal armed organizations.
The home minister announced that DNLA representatives had consented to forgo violence, hand over all weapons and ammunition, dissolve their armed organisation, leave all camps, and participate in the legal, peaceful democratic process. As a result, over 168 DNLA cadres have given up their weapons and are integrating into society. The agreement, according to the home ministry, will put an end to the insurgency in Dima Hasao district completely.
According to the agreement, the Assam government must establish a welfare council to safeguard, maintain, and advance the Dimasa people’s social, cultural, and linguistic identity in order to fulfil their political, economic, and educational ambitions. According to a formal announcement, the government would also be required to ensure the quick and concentrated development of the Dimasa people living outside the purview of the current autonomous council.
North Cachar Hills district was formerly known as Dima Hasao district. It was given the new name of Dima Hasao on March 30, 2010. The area is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, varied culture, and extensive history.
Numerous indigenous groups, including those of the Dimasa, Zeme Naga, Hmar, and Kuki tribes, who each have their own distinctive culture and way of life, are also found in the territory. As you might have anticipated, Dima Hasao’s diverse cultures and traditions would keep a traveller busy for a very long time.