New Delhi, April 16, 2019:
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday extended the ceasefire agreement by one year with two insurgent groups in Nagaland, while a fresh pact for suspension of operations was signed with another outfit.
A Ceasefire is in operation between Government of India and National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Neopao Konyak/Kitovi) (NSCN/NK) and National Socialist Council of Nagaland/Reformation (NSCN/R).
It was decided to extend the Suspension of Operation with NSCN/NK & NSCN/R for a further period of one year with effect from 28th April, 2019 till 27th April, 2020.
This was signed on 15th April 2019 by Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs on behalf of Government of India and Jack Jimomi, Supervisor, GPRN/NSCN on behalf of NSCN/NK and by Dr. Amento Chishi, Supervisor and Toshi Longkumer, Secretary on behalf of NSCN/R.
National Socialist Council of Nagaland/K-Khango has also re-entered into a fresh Ceasefire Agreement with the Government of India with effect from 15th April 2019 for a period of one year. The new Ceasefire Agreement & revised Ceasefire Ground Rules were signed by Shri Satyendra Garg, JS, MHA on behalf of Government of India and Newell Naga, Supervisor and Michael Yeptho, Member on behalf of NSCN/K-Khango.
Meanwhile, the NSCN-K faction has demanded the release of their leaders by the Myanmar government in order to facilitate their availability for the peace talk process.