Dimapur, April 16: The Government of India has extended the ceasefire with Khango-led NSCN (K) for a period of six months with effect from April 16 till October 17, 2020.
“Government of India and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland/K-Khango have mutually decided to extend the Ceasefire Agreement with effect from 16th April 2020 for a period of six months i.e. till 17th October 2020 to bring about a lasting peace in the state of Nagaland with the involvement of the Naga people,” said the agreement signed by Government of India representative Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan, Chairman, CFSB, Ministry of Home Affairs and NSCN (K) Khango representatives CFSB Supervisor, Shellen Konyak and CFSB Secretary Kaino Chishi.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the yearly ceasefire agreement was signed in Kohima and not in New Delhi. The ceasefire agreement was due to expire on April 14, 2020.
As per the ceasefire extension agreement, the CF will be subject to adherence to the Ceasefire Ground Rules mutually agreed and signed by the two sides. The CFGR will be subject to mutual review and amendment with the involvement of both the parties. (Page News Service)