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Govt. of Tripura and NLFT- SD Signed Memorandum of Settlement

Current context: A Memorandum of Settlement was signed by the Govt. of Tripura and National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT- SD) on 10th August 2019.
Govt. of Tripura and NLFT- SD Signed Memorandum of Settlement 
  • The NLFT-SD was led by Sabir Kumar Debbarma and was banned under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in 1997.
  • NLFT has been involved in violence, operating from their camps along the international border. 
  • The GOI has initiated peace talks with NLFT in 2015 and there has been no violence by NLFT since 2016 after the talk.
  • NLFT (SD) has surrendered 88 cadres with their weapons and agreed to abjure the path of violence and join the mainstream.
  • The Ministry of Home Affairs will provide the surrendered cadres with benefits as per the Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation Scheme, 2018.
  • As per the MoS, the State Government of Tripura will help the surrendered cadres in housing, recruitment, education etc. and the GOI will consider the proposals of Tripura State Government regarding the economic development of tribal areas of Tripura.

Question: 

Q.1 Which state has recently signed the Memorandum of Settlement with the National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT- SD)?
a. Odisha
b. Tripura
c. Mizoram
d. Nagaland
Govt. of Tripura and NLFT- SD Signed Memorandum of Settlement Govt. of Tripura and NLFT- SD Signed Memorandum of Settlement Reviewed by Neha on August 12, 2019 Rating: 5

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