Ceasefire with NSCN/NK, NSCN/R & NSCN/K-Khango extended for a year
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 i.e., till 27th April, 2020.
This was signed on 15th April, 2019 by Shri Satyendra Garg, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs on behalf of Government of India and Shri Jack Jimomi, Supervisor, GPRN/NSCN on behalf of NSCN/NK and by Dr. Amento Chishi, Supervisor & Shri 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 Shri Newell Naga, Supervisor & Shri Michael Yeptho, Member on behalf of NSCN/K-Khango.
As per Nagaland Post in a press note, GPRN/NSCN through its MIP stated that after thorough deliberation, both the sides decided to uphold the agreed ceasefire ground rules in letter and in spirit.
MIP said that GPRN/NSCN was also represented by its member secretary Hotoi Awomi and members– John Lotha and Chenmjeim Konyok.
Meanwhile, NSCN/GPRN (K) also entered into a “fresh cease-fire agreement” with the Centre from Monday for a period of one year with effect from April 15, 2019, MHA stated.
The new cease-fire agreement and revised cease-fire ground rules were signed by Centre’s representative- MHA joint secretary Satyendra Garg and NSCN/GPRN (K) representatives-supervisor Newell Naga and member Michael Yeptho.
It may be recalled that after the split of NSCN (K) in 2018, NSCN/GPRN (K) led by Khango Konyak expressed desire to restore the cease-fire.
On December 17, 2018, the group held an “informal meeting” with government of India in Delhi to chalk out the differences that had cropped up after abrogation of the cease-fire in March 2015.
The meeting was held following NSCN/GPRN (K) led by Khango on December 6, 2018 declared to revoke its decision of unilaterally abrogating the ceasefire agreement with the GoI as per the Nagaland Post.