Indian government extends ceasefire with NSCN (R), NSCN (NK), NSCN (K-Khango)
The ceasefire will be valid till April 2022
Dimapur, April 12 (EMN): The Government of India (GoI) and three Naga political groups on Monday decided to extend ceasefire agreement for one more year till April next year.
“Ceasefire Agreements are in operation between the Government of India and National Socialist Council of Nagaland/NK (NSCN/NK), National Socialist Council of Nagaland/ Reformation (NSCN/R) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland/K-Khango (NSCN/K-Khango),” read a statement from Ministry of Home Affairs.
“It was decided to extend the Ceasefire Agreements for a further period of one year with effect from 28th April, 2021 to 27th April, 2022 with NSCN/NK and NSCN/R and from 18th April, 2021 to 17th April, 2022 with NSCN/K-Khango,” it added.
The NSCN/GPRN (R) also issued a press release stating that it had extended ceasefire with the GoI till April 2022 and that “both parties agreed to adhere to the laid down ceasefire ground rules in all seriousness and fairness”.
“Considering the peaceful and cordial atmosphere maintained between NSCN (R) and GoI and to honour the Naga people’s yearning for peaceful co-existence, another extension for ceasefire was signed which is a prerequisite need of the hour at this contemporary stage of the ongoing Naga political dialogue,” read the press release.
The MIP of GPRN/NSCN also informed about the ceasefire extension, stating that it was done “in the spirit of seriousness to maintain chain of peace in the state and modalities of resolving issues with the involvement of Naga people”.
The ceasefire extension agreement was signed in New Delhi on April 12 by Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, on behalf of the GoI, while NSCN (R) was represented by CFSB Supervisor-in-Charge, Amento V Chophi, and Supervisor and CFSB Secretary Toshi Longkumer; and GPRN/NSCN represented by Nitovi Aye, Supervisor, CFSB.