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Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA)


Source: TH 

Context: An Assam-based insurgent group – Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) – signed a peace agreement with the State Government and the Centre.


About Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA)

DNLA is an Assam-based insurgent group formed in 2019, that seeks sovereign territory for Dimasa tribals in the area around Dima Hasao district.


Peace Agreement·        Completely end the insurgency in the region

·        The government of Assam will establish the Dimasa Welfare Council to protect the social, cultural, and linguistic identity of the Dimasa people.

·        A commission will be appointed under the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution to examine the demand for the inclusion of additional villages contiguous to the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council with the council.

·        A Special Development package of ₹500 crore each will be provided by the Government of India and the Government of Assam over five years, to rehabilitate the surrendered armed cadres of DNLA

The recent success of Insurgency in N-E70% reduction in insurgency incidents and an 80% drop in civilian deaths between 2013-19
Major Agreements SignedBodo Accord (2020), Bru-Reang Agreement (2020), National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) Agreement (2019), Karbi Anglong Agreement (2021)
ChallengesDifferences in demands of various insurgent groups, resentment against non-locals, ethnic and tribal rivalries, economic stagnation, and broken peace accords