Dimasa National Liberation Army

Dimasa National Liberation Army (DNLA) is a newly formed secessionist group that was founded in 2019 to create a sovereign, independent Dimasa Nation. It is one of the several factions operating in Northern Cachar hills (Dima Hasao) district in Assam claiming to represent the interests of Dimasa people. The insurgent group is funded through extortion and taxation and is supported by the NSCN(IM) of Nagaland.
Dima Hasao has a long history of insurgency by Karbi and Dimasa groups, with the main objective being the creation of an independent state. The district is protected under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, which permits more political autonomy and decentralized governance. It is administered by the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council.


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