Members of the banned insurgent group, National Democratic Front of Bodoland – Saoraigwra (NDFB-S) have returned to India through the Myanmar border, reportedly, for peace talks with the Government.

The Indian Army escorted the 50 leaders and cadres of NDFB-S on 11th January (Saturday) from Myanmar border to an undisclosed Army base amid protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

According to reports, the Chief of NDFB-S, B Saoraigwra and his family members, along with his security personnel, entered India through Tamu in Manipur while General Secretary B Ferrenga, the council members and other cadres crossed the Longwa international border in Nagaland and entered India.

The arrival of the rebel outfit’s members is, reportedly, being monitored by the Home Ministry directly and the leaders would be taken to Delhi for the peace talks. The development is being viewed as a major step towards promoting peace in the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) of Assam.

It may be mentioned here that the Myanmar Army has been carrying out operations against India’s militant outfits such as the United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I), National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), NDFB-S and Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO).

These operations, as claimed by ULFA-I Chief Paresh Baruah, were carried out by Myanmar in the directions of the Indian government.