The government has inked a six-point agreement with Samyukta Krantikari Terai Madhesh Mukti Morcha, an underground armed outfit active in Terai.
In the agreement signed in Hetauda of Makwanpur district on Wednesday, the Morcha has expressed commitment to embrace peaceful politics by giving up violence and other armed activities, work towards ensuring peace and constitution and hand over all of its arms to the government.
In return, the government has agreed to treat the outfit as a political group instead of terrorist, guarantee security to the Morcha Coordinator and Joint Coordinator during the talks period and withdraw criminal cases lodged against Morcha's cadres and release those in government's custody with due procedure.
Minister for Peace and Reconstruction, Satya Pahadi, who led the government talks team, shared the details of the agreement at a press meet after signing the agreement with the Morcha on Wednesday.
The government talks comprised Minister Pahadi, Peace Ministry Secretary Dhruba Kumar Sharma, deputy regional administrator, Dil Bahadur Ghimire while Raj Brij Mahato led the Morcha in the talks with Rajiv Kumar Saha as members. nepalnews.com