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Assam is marching towards peace under the able leadership of Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma. The recent accord is the step in that direction. The historic Karbi Anglong Accord signed is a tripartite agreement between the Assam government, the six factions of the Karbi and the government of India. According to the accord, the armed groups shall shun the path of violence, surrender their weapons and disband their organisations within one month of the signing of the agreement. All camps occupied by these groups shall be vacated right after. As per official records, thousand militants would return to the mainstream and lay down more than 300 sophisticated arms they possess. As per the report the former militants submitted a total of 338 weapons, including 8 light machine guns with 11,203 bullets, 11 M-16 rifles and 58 AK-47 rifles so far.

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Burma (Myanmar) has been offline since 1st April, as the Junta (Burmese military) continues to crackdown on the anti-coup protesters, raising fears that the ongoing violence in the troubled southeast country, nicknamed as ‘land of Jade’ is likely to worsen.

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), a non-profit human rights group based in Mae Sot, Thailand, reports that a total of 730 people have been killed by the Junta and 3152 detained till 17 April, since the 1 February military coup that deposed civilian government, headed by noble laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.