Surrendered militants in Tripura demand implementation of rehabilitation package

Agartala, Nov 9 (ANI): Over 200 surrendered militants staged a silent protest outside the Police Headquarters in Agartala demanding immediate implementation of rehabilitation packages promised to them by the State government for laying down their arms.

The protestors demonstrated under the banner of Joint Action Co-ordination Committee (JACC). They belonged to three militant groups called Tripura Liberation Organisation Front (TLOF), Tripura Mukti Police (TMP) and Lamakwtal.

Achai Khasrang Jamatia, of JACC said that the protest is being organised to demand immediate implementation of rehabilitation packages.

"We are protesting in regard of rehabilitation proposed to us. After that the government took the decision through rural development scheme and said whatever their will be government approved scheme that will be provided but till today it has not provided and practically I should say that it has not yet implemented," he added.

He further said that the delay would have a negative impact in future on the militants who are planning to surrender.

Earlier this year the surrendered militants had also gone for 'fast unto death' hunger strike protesting against non-implementation of the rehabilitation package. (ANI)

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