Government and Terai-based armed outfit Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha Party (JTMMP) signed six point agreement during the first round talks held in Lumbini , Lord Buddha's birth place on Saturday.
The government has agreed to provide security to the leaders and cadres of JTMMP and start the process of releasing the cadres of JTMMP who have been imprisoned in various jails. Similarly JTMMP has agreed to give up the activities which are prohibited by the existing law of the country and hand over its weapons to the government after reaching agreement with the government in the next round of the talks.
Party chairman Bhagat Singh has expressed commitment to peace and the constitution, said party spokesperson Sikandar Wagi alias Bablu Khan. Date for the next round of the talks is yet to be finalised, according to him.
The government talk team led by Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Satya Pahadi had negotiated with a JTMMP team led by vice chairman Pralhad Mahara alias Tufan Singh on JTMMP's demands at a hotel located near Lumbini temple.
The JTMMP had presented 25 point demands to the government including assurance of the security of its leaders and cadres, withdrawal of the cases filed against the cadres and release of the leaders and cadres serving jail term. from various jail term.
The underground armed outfit had announced 'cease fire' on January 30 after the government invited it for the talks. nepalnews.com