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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