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Northeast Ceasefire Little Solace for Insurgency Victims

Following a ceasefire between the government and a frontline tribal separatist group in the northeast Indian state of Tripura, the victims of over 700 cases of atrocities by insurgents despair of bringing them to justice. In a significant breakthrough last month, the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) signed a ceasefire pact with the Indian government, offering to hold peace talks to end the over two decade-old insurgency that has claimed the lives of about 10,000 people. While many in Tripura, which borders Bangladesh, are now experiencing a sense of relief, people like Shakuntala Das express anger and bitterness. Das, who lost her seven-year-old daughter to militancy, says she is only interested in killing NLFT members to avenge the murder. Full Story

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