Meghalaya tackles insurgency successfully

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Shillong, May 16 (UNI) A total of Eeighty five extremists were either arrested, killed or had surrendered in Meghalaya during 2007-08, according to Union Home Ministry's Annual Report.

Nine civilians were killed during the counter-insurgency related incidents in this period.

Proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council(HNLC) Chairman Julius K Dorphang was among those, who eschewed the path of violence.

In Garo Hills, the law and order situation is under control with the suspension of operations against the banned A'chik National Volunteers' Council(ANVC).

The tripartite ceasefire agreement between the Centre, Meghalaya government and the proscribed ANVC was extended by another year.

According to the report, the state's efforts in tackling insurgency were being supplemented by the Centre through deployment of Central Security Forces, providing security to vulnerable installations, sharing of intelligence on a continuous basis and providing financial aid for strengthening local police forces and intelligence agencies.

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