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A jirga of the tribal elders of 12 union councils of Kabal which was held in Kanju recently and announced May 20 deadline for the fugitive militants to lay down arms and surrender before the security forces.
I am too realistic to hope the Naxalites will lay down arms as they believe in armed liberation struggles.
ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey's government is considering other ways to make Kurdish rebels lay down arms besides military operations, Interior Minister Besir Atalay said Monday, though granting fighters amnesty was not among immediate plans.AaAtalay was speaking at a live broadcast revealing the outcome of his month-long efforts to build wide public support for a still unannounced initiative to end the 25-year-old conflict with the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.Aa
Independent reports from New York quoted Heller as saying, ''We demand that the LTTE immediately lay down arms, renounce terrorism, allow U.N.-assisted evacuation of the remaining civilians in the conflict area and join the political process.''
The field sources said that the army has distributed thousands of leaflets across terrorist-held regions in the towns of Harasta and Arbin and the regions of Jobar and Ein Terma in Eastern Ghouta, giving them a last ultimatum to lay down arms and surrender.
10 (SUNA)- The Political Secretary of Abyei Department at the National Congress, Chol Mowen, has appreciated the declaration of amnesty by the President of the Republic for any element of the armed movements who lay down arms and join the peace process.
On February 4, the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces called on gunmen in the northern countryside of Homs to lay down arms to have their legal status settled and to be part of the national reconciliation.
What set the Dolmabahce Declaration apart was its call for the PKK to lay down arms.
But he maintained that there would be no talks with those unwilling to lay down arms.
The NCP youth secretary, Hamid Mumtaz, said in a talk show on the pro-government Ashorooq TV that rebels must lay down arms and accept peace, adding that the NCP and the government continued to communicate with the rebels directly and within regional efforts and initiatives.
In an interview in New York with Wall Street Journal, Nawaz Sharif also spelled out the conditions that Pakistani Taliban would have to accept if his government proceeded with a peace deal with the militant group, demanding that they lay down arms and recognize Pakistan's constitution.
The boys were also keen to lay down arms. So they surrendered," said Akhilesh Kumar Singh, SP, Sibsagar.
"If they demand peace, there is only one thing they have to do first: the terrorist organization must lay down arms. Operations will continue as long as they do not lay down arms."
The Centre wants no negotiations with the Naxalites till they lay down arms," a top home ministry official said.
He asked the guerrillas to lay down arms and surrender to the government, otherwise police would crack down on them.