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Karbi Longri N.C. Hills Liberation Front

 

Karbi Longri N.C. Hills Liberation Front

Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front
Chairman Pradip Terang alias Pongbi Dilli
Commander-in-Chief Men Sing Takbi alias Willingson Timung
Founded May 16, 2004
Membership Unknown
Ideology Hemprek Kangthim, meaning self-rule/self-determination of the Karbi people.
International affiliation Operations in India
Website
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Karbi Longri N.C. Hills Liberation Front is a militant group operating in

  1. ^ http://www.nagalandpage.co.in/7.html
  2. ^ http://www.hinduonnet.com/2004/09/15/stories/2004091506321200.htm
  3. ^ http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/web1/08july19/national.htm
  4. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/the-usual-suspects/379545/
  5. ^ http://satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/assam/terrorist_outfits/KLNLF.HTM
  6. ^ http://www.hindu.com/2008/12/07/stories/2008120756880100.htm

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Abductions for ransom and extortion are the main sources of funds for the group. According to official sources, the outfit generates a considerable amount of revenue by targeting the ginger producing Kukis in the Singhason Hills area. The non-Karbi Hindi – speaking traders are also targeted for extortion. In some case, even the Karbi's are targeted for extortion.

Funds

It also reportedly has links with the Nagaland-based National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM). On May 11, 2004, 31 KLNLF cadres along with five NSCN-IM militants were arrested from a bus on the Paren-Ghaspani Road on their way to Dimapur. These cadres had undergone training at a NSCN-IM camp and were reportedly part of the recent batch that passed out from there. On October 13, 2007, security forces neutralized a joint camp of the NSCN-IM and KLNLF inside Kaki Reserve Forest area in the Karbi Anglong district.

The outfit maintains close links with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). The ULFA’s ‘709th battalion’ operates out of two major bases in Karbi Anglong, with the KLNLF providing it with logistic support in return for weapons and ammunition.

Linkage

While the group’s stronghold is the Karbi Anglong district, its presence has also been reported from Dima Hasao and Nagaon districts.

Currently, the outfit has around 200 cadres operating in the Karbi Anglong district. The KLNLF Commander-in-Chief, Willingson Timung, was killed along with two other cadres by the General Secretary, Hor Sing Timung, on February 2, 2005. Later on April 29, 2005, Hor Sing Timung along with other four associates was executed by the outfit at a camp in Bangladesh for their involvement in the murder of Timung.

Pradip Terang alias Pongbi Dilli is the ‘Chairman’ of the outfit. Har Sing Timung was the General Secretary till January 2, 2005, when he resigned from his position following serious differences with the ‘Commander-in-Chief’ Men Sing Takbi alias Willingson Timung. Laden Ronghang is the ‘Publicity Secretary’ of the group and ‘Incharge Central Publicity Cell’ is Thong Teron alias Rupsing Teron. The Assistant Foreign Secretary/ Revenue/Finance/Taxation of the outfit is Biren Lekthe alias Risso Tokbi.

Leadership, Cadre and Area of Operation

The outfit claims to fight for the cause of Karbi tribes and its declared objective is Hemprek Kangthim, meaning self-rule/self-determination of the Karbi people.

Objectives

Contents

  • Objectives 1
  • Leadership, Cadre and Area of Operation 2
  • Linkage 3
  • Funds 4
  • See Also 5
  • References 6

In July 2008, the Assam government estimated that KLNLF had a membership of 225.[3] KLNLF is closely linked to the United Liberation Front of Asom.[4] [5] December 6 is the foundation day of KLNLF.[6]

[2], being the anti-peace talks faction of UDPS. After the split, there has been turf wars between the two groups.United People's Democratic Solidarity KLNLF emerged from the [1]

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