Govt signs ceasefire agreement with 3 NSCN orgs

NEW DELHI, Apr 16: The Centre 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, the home ministry said.
A ceasefire is in operation between the union government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Neopao Konyak/Kitovi) and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland/Reformation (NSCN/R).
It was decided to extend the suspension of operation agreement with the NSCN (NK) and the NSCN (R) for a further period of one year with effect from 28 April this year till 27 April, 2020, a home ministry statement said.
This was signed on behalf of the central government by home ministry joint secretary Satyendra Garg, and GPRN/NSCN supervisor Jack Jimomi on behalf of the NSCN (NK), and by Amento Chishi (supervisor) and Toshi Longkumer (secretary) on behalf of the NSCN (R).
Meanwhile, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (K-Khango) has also entered into a fresh ceasefire agreement with the union 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). (PTI)