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Turning the Tide: Extremist Surrenders Signal Hope for Peace in Tripura

In a significant development, an extremist associated with the banned outfit National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) has chosen to surrender before the Border Security Force (BSF) in Gandacherra, under the Dhalai district. The surrendered individual, identified as Chhanaklu Debbarma, hailing from Sepahijala district, made this decision to embrace the mainstream of the nation.

The incident took place at the Border Out Post (BOP) Dyke village in Gandachera, where Chhanaklu Debbarma willingly surrendered to the BSF authorities around 9 AM. According to BSF sources, the individual had joined NLFT (BM) in October 2022 but decided to abandon the path of insurgency and integrate into society.

Tripura has been grappling with insurgency for several decades, posing challenges to the peace and stability of the region. However, the recent surrender of Chhanaklu Debbarma echoes a positive shift in the prevailing scenario. The BSF, acknowledging the concerted efforts of central agencies and state authorities, expressed optimism about motivating misguided youths to abandon the path of violence.

The surrender of an NLFT (BM) cadre adds to a series of initiatives undertaken by security forces and state authorities to encourage individuals involved in insurgency to return to the mainstream of society. This positive development is a testament to the effectiveness of collaborative efforts in addressing the longstanding issue of insurgency in Tripura.

The decision of Chhanaklu Debbarma to renounce extremism and join the mainstream not only reflects a personal choice but also serves as an inspiration for others who may be on a similar path. It underscores the potential for rehabilitation and reintegration programs to bring about positive change in the lives of individuals who have strayed into the realm of violence and insurgency.

The BSF emphasized the need for sustained efforts in countering insurgency, recognizing that each surrender contributes to the broader goal of fostering peace and stability in the region. As Tripura continues to witness individuals opting for a peaceful and constructive path, there is hope that such initiatives will pave the way for a more secure and harmonious future for the state and its residents.

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