United People’s Liberation Army declares ceasefire in Manipur

The outfit has been engaged in an armed struggle for creation of a separate Karbi Anglong state under Article 3 of the Indian constitution.

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Imphal, Aug 16 (Only Kashmir): With India’s 72nd Independence Day in tow, the United People’s Liberation Army, after eight years of armed struggle, has agreed to put down the guns as a means to secure justice, and has instead decided to choose the way of democracy.
The outfit agreed to “suspend…armed struggle and declare a ceasefire with the State and Central Government and explore the possibilities of pursuing our demands through dialogue,” it said in a statement released by the outfit.



Acknowledging spritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder, The Art of Living and Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Chief Minister’s sustained interventions for a peaceful dialogue, UPLA Chairman Sorjon Loeh said, “Inspired by Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji and positive interventions by the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowalji and later by Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Tuliram Ronghangji and his Council members we have decided to explore democratic means for meeting our long-standing political demands.”
“Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shanker’s vision has inspired us to look for democratic ways of fulfilling the aspirations of Karbi Anglong people. His emissaries are guiding us to come to the mainstream and inspired us see our demands with a bigger and long-term vision,” explained Songsarpo Tungjang, joint secretary, in-charge, UPLA.
Pertinently, founded in February 2013, the outfit has been engaged in an armed struggle for creation of a separate Karbi Anglong state under Article 3 of the Indian constitution. (OK)