Dimapur, April 12: The Government India has extended the ceasefire agreements with 3 Naga national groups for a period of one year.
A MHA press release informed that the ceasefire agreements with the GPRN/NSCN and NSCN (R) have been extended for one year with effect from April 29, 2021 to April 27, 2022 and with the NSCN (K-Khango) from April 18, 2021 to April 17, 2022. The agreements were signed at New Delhi on April 12.
Meanwhile a release issued by the MIP GPRN/NSCN said in the spirit of seriousness to maintain chain of peace in the State and modalities of resolving issues with the involvement of Naga people, GPRN/NSCN represented by Nitovi Aye, Supervisor, CFSB and GoI represented by PiyushGoyal, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) mutually decided to extend the ceasefire agreement further for a period of one year subject to adherence to the ceasefire ground rules.
A separate NSCN (R) release said 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.
It said both parties agreed to adhere to the laid down ceasefire ground rules in all seriousness and fairness. The NSCN (R) team was led by the CFSB supervisor-in-charge Amento V. Chophi and the document was signed by supervisor and CFSB secretary, Toshi Longkumer representing the NSCN (R) while Piyush Goyal, Additional Secretary, MHA signed on behalf of the GoI. (Page News Service)