Imphal, Apr 3 (ANI): The recent surrender of two cadres of the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) militant group has given hope to people in Manipur that the situation would soon return to normalcy.
The formal arms lying down ceremonyby , Kiyamlakpa and Herojeet was conducted at Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) Headquarters in Mantripukhri.
The duo's decision to shun violence was welcomed by the state.
The militants surrendered their arms before Manipur Director General of Police Y Joykumar and Major General C A Krishnan of the Assam Rifles.
The Manipur Government has assured both Kiyamlakpa and Herojeet of proper rehabilitation.
"The youths who have earlier taken the wrong path, have opted to lead normal lives. I think this will bring positive changes in society," claimed Modhujoy Meitei, a local.
Helping those who have gone astray return to the mainstream, providing them proper education and employment is the need of the hour.
"Once they give violence and lay down arms, everything will improve slowly. We should try to understand the problem and jointly work towards bringing peace to the state," said Sana Devi, a local.
The recent surrender is considered as a step towards restoring peace and normalcy to the region.
Other misguided youths should also be encouraged to reject violence and return to the mainstream.(ANI)