ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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TRIPURA-Security for the Government

'Security' for the Government A MOST unusual situation prevails at present in Tripura. The insurgency' launched by the Tripura National Volunteers (TNV) has come to an end with the signing of the Memorandum of Settlement on August 12. On September 10, all the TNV personnel, 427 of them, 'returned home', 375 of them at Gobindabari on that day and the rest in the Kamalpur sector on the state's western border with Bangladesh. They also 'deposited their arms; about 70 pieces, which by the look of them seem an incredibly pitiful collection in quality and quantity with which they nevertheless were able to terrorise the state's rural poor for over six years. Two days later, on September 12, they were formally welcomed home by the state's top political and administrative bureaucracy as well as the presently resident military bureaucracy and housed in the Ganganagar Peace Camp. The top leadership of the TNV has already been provided jobs with perks and the rest of them too are expected to be fully rehabilitated. The Assam Rifles is holding a special recruitment rally at Ganganagar to seek recruits from the cx- TNV men to its ranks; most of the ex-TNV men, at least those of them who were really the core of the fighting and killing force, including its 'chief of army' Haripada Hrangkhawl, have expressed unconcealed admiration for the Indian armed and paramilitary forces and shown eagerness to enlist in them.

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