Jairampur, July 11: Cadres from NSCN (K) on Tuesday expressed severe resentment towards the Arunachal Pradesh state government for not having any policy for the rehabilitation of surrendered cadres from state. The cadres gave vent to their anger while interacting to Seven Sister’s Post on the sidelines of a surrender ceremony held on Tuesday at Jairampur in Arunachal Pradesh.
Six cadres – 4 from NSCN (K) and one each from the anti-talks faction of Ulfa and NDFB (Ranjan) laid down their arms and ammunition by surrendering before Brig.Paritosh Pant, the Commander of the Lekhapanibased 25 Sector of the Assam Rifles.
The surrendered cadres also deposited some foreign made weapons including three 9 mm pistols, two 7.65 mm pistols, one .38 mm revolver and 2.9 kgs of RDX. Apart from Brig.Pant, B.K.Singh, Superintendent of Police of Changlang and a host of other senior officials were present during the ceremony.
Self-styled Corporal Panba Wangsu who is from a remote village in the newly-created Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh said that ‘there are many cadres who want to give up arms and join the mainstream. But, nonavailability of a surrender policy had kept away the cadres from coming over ground’.
On the other hand, selfstyled Private Limnong Mossang who hails from Changlang district said: “First of all most of us lured with money and other goodies like mobile phones, two wheelers etc to join the outfit. We are also promised of regular stipend during the training period and proper salary after completion of training. However, all these assurances have turned out to be fake due to which I have decided to surrender. The state government will have to think for us now and offer us something through which we can leave rest part of our lives”. (Courtesy:SSP)