Karbi Anglong Peace Accord- Highlights

The historic tripartite Karbi Anglong Accord was signed on September 4, 2021 between the government of India, government of Assam and six factions of the Karbi.

Key facts

  • As per the accord, the armed groups shall shun their path of violence, surrender their weapons and disband their organisations within one month of the date of signing of the Karbi Anglong Peace Accord.
  • Under it, all camps occupied by karbi groups shall be vacated right after.
  • Thousands of militants would return to the mainstream and will also lay down about 300 sophisticated arms they possess.

Salient features of this agreement

  • The agreement provides that, the Government of Assam will consider favourably a proposal of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) to notify Karbi as official language of KAAC.
  • English, Hindi and Assamese will continue to be used as official languages.
  • Government of India will allocate Rs 500 crore (Rs 100 crore a year) to development KAAC.
  • Government of Assam will allocate Rs 500 crore for the development projects that will be taken up as part of special package.
  • Army, paramilitary forces and police will have to organise a special drive to recruit the Karbi youth.
  • Non-heinous cases filed against the armed groups will be withdrawn by the Assam government in accordance with the law. However, the call for heinous cases will be taken on a case-to-case basis.
  • Assam government will be providing financial compensation of Rs 5 lakh to each of the next of kin of persons who lost their lives in agitations demanding autonomous State.

Institutional Mechanism

As per agreement, an institutional mechanism will be set up to coordinate between government of Assam and KAAC on periodical basis in order to resolve issues of mutual concern such as pending legislature, financial transactions and flow of revenue.

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