Govt Extends Ceasefire Agreements With Northeast Insurgent Groups

by Swarajya Staff - Apr 20, 2022 11:25 AM +05:30 IST
Govt Extends Ceasefire Agreements With Northeast Insurgent GroupsSecurity forces in insurgency hit areas of northeaster India. (Representative image)

The government on Wednesday (20 April) announced that the ceasefire pacts with various Northeast insurgent groups have been extended for another year.

The agreements for the ceasefire extension were signed on Tuesday (19 April)

"Ceasefire Agreements are in operation between 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)," the Home Ministry said in a statement.

"It was decided to extend the Ceasefire Agreements for a further period of one year with effect from 28 April 2022 to 27 April 2023 with NSCN/NK and NSCN/R and from 18 April 2022 to 17 April 2023 with NSCN/K-Khango," the ministry said.

These three insurgent groups are breakaway factions of NSCN-IM and NSCN-K.

The Centre and NSCN-IM entered into peace in 1997 for the first time while the pact was signed with NSCN-K in 2001. But the agreement was withdrawn by the NSCN-K in 2015, reports Asianet.

However, it again announced a ceasefire in 2020 and initiated talks with the central government to find a permanent resolution.

Last year too, the ceasefire was extended for a year that was ending this month.

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