Govt extends ceasefire with insurgent groups

Govt extends ceasefire with insurgent groups

The government on Monday extended the ceasefire agreement with two insurgent groups in Nagaland by one year and entered into a fresh pact with another for suspension of operations.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that a ceasefire is in operation between the Union government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Neopao Konyak/Kitovi) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland/Reformation (NSCN/R).

This has been extended for a further period of one year with effect from April 28 this year till 27 April, 2020, an official statement said.

This was signed on behalf of the central government by Joint Secretary in MHA Satyendra Garg and NSCN/NK Supervisor (GPRN/NSCN) and Amento Chishi, Supervisor, and Toshi Longkumer, Secretary, on behalf of NSCN/R.

The National Socialist Council of Nagaland/K-Khango has also entered into a fresh ceasefire agreement with the government from Monday for a period of one year, the statement said.

The new ceasefire agreement and revised ceasefire ground rules were signed by Garg and Newell Naga, Supervisor and Michael Yeptho, member, on behalf of NSCN/K-Khango, it said.