Assam Witnesses Remarkable Transformation as Over 8,000 Former Militants Embrace New Life

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Thursday, November 16, 2023
Assam Witnesses Remarkable Transformation as Over 8,000 Former Militants Embrace New Life
Assam Chief Minister Proudly Announces Successful Rehabilitation of 8756 Individuals
Guwahati, Assam - 16 November, 2023: In a significant turn of events inspired by the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a substantial number of militants in Assam have chosen a path of peace, contributing to the state's rebuilding efforts.

Embracing the surrender-cum-rehabilitation policy and the Swavalamban scheme, these individuals underwent skill development training, marking a pivotal shift towards a more dignified and constructive existence. The impact of this transformative initiative is evident, with 4203 cadres from NDFB, 1926 Karbi, 1182 Adivasi, and several others breaking away from violence.

Initiated in 2019 by the Assam government, the Swavalamban scheme was designed to offer livelihood opportunities to former militants, fostering their reintegration into mainstream society. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma proudly stated that a remarkable 8756 individuals have successfully undergone rehabilitation under this scheme in the last two years.

The comprehensive approach, combining surrender-cum-rehabilitation and skill development, not only breaks the cycle of violence but also paves the way for a more inclusive and harmonious Assam. Sarma emphasized, "Under the surrender-cum-rehabilitation policy & Swavalamban scheme, they received skill development training and are now leading a dignified life."

This initiative is a testament to the government's commitment to peace-building and social inclusion, creating a positive ripple effect that extends beyond the lives of the former militants to contribute to the overall progress of the state. As Assam continues on this transformative journey, it sets a compelling example of how visionary policies can bring about meaningful change in conflict-ridden regions.