The Indian Army in a joint operation with the local Police to arrest nine terrorists of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) from the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on 2nd November. The terror group was trying to infiltrate into India from their training camp in Myanmar. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered.
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Jammu and Kashmir Police arrest of ten associates of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Tral area of Awantipora and Khrew area of Pampore. The Jammu and Kashmir Police also recovered a huge quantity of incriminating material in the process. Four out of those arrested by the J&K Police from Tral have been identified as Younis Nabi Naik, a resident of Pinglish, Fayaz Ahmad Wani, a resident of Reshipora, Riyaz Ahmad Ganaie, the resident of Nigeenpora and Bilal Ahmad Rather, a resident of Hafoo Nigeenpora. A second terror module was also busted by the J&K Police in the Khrew locality. At least six close associates of JeM have been arrested in this connection from the Khrew locality.
The cadres were returning after completing their training in the camp in Myanmar, Lt. Col. A.P. Khongsai told the news agency IANS. He said the Government had intelligence that a group of terrorists will venture to cross over to India in order to carry out subversive projects after finishing training in Myanmar.
The terrorists were arrested following a stand-off after they were intercepted. Among other weapons, A-47, A-56 and pistols were recovered from those arrested. The arrested NDFB (S) cadres were identified as: Mani Ram Basumatary, Binaram Narzary, Sulekha Brahma, Sumuriya Narzary, Rajesh Basumatry, Gaodang Mochahary, Rita Swrgary, Rotjona Narzary, and Dillp Narzary.
NDFB (S) is one of the 30 militant outfits operating in the Assam. All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), the student organisation that began in 1967 under the leadership of Upendranath Brahma demanded the inclusion of Bodo as an official language of Assam.
After a long struggle, in 1982 their demand was met, however, Assam accord was signed in 1986 which aimed to protect the rights, culture and language of the “Assamese people”. Miffed by the use of ABSU word “Assamese” which they said undermined their existence, they demanded a separate state called ‘Bodoland’ to be carved out of Assam. The movement which started off peacefully soon became violent.
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