More than 30 militant groups operating in Manipur

Last Updated: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 22:58

Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi
Singh today said more than thirty militant groups, including
major outfits such as United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
and People`s Liberation Army (PLA), were operating in the
state.

Replying to a question in the state Assembly, Singh said
Naga militant outfits such as National Socialist Council of
Nagaland--Isac Muivah (NSCN-IM) and National Socialist Council
of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) were also operating in parts of
state`s hill districts.

After the state government had signed agreements with
Kuki National Organisation (KNO) and United People`s Front
(UPF), the security forces have stopped operation against the
two groups, he said.

While KNO was formed by eleven small militant outfits,
including Kuki National Front-Military Council (KNF-MC) and
Kuki Revolutionary Army-Unification (KRA-U), UPF was also
formed by small outfits, including Kuki Liberation Army (KLA)
and Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA), Singh added.

Bureau Report



First Published: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 22:58

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