GUWAHATI: The Centre on Monday has decided to extend the ceasefire agreements with three Nagaland based militant outfit of 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) for a period of one more year.
An official communiqué by the ministry of home affairs (MHA) said, “These extensions would be in effect from 28th April, 2021 to 27th April, 2022 with NSCN/NK and NSCN/R and from 18th April, 2021 to 17th April, 2022 with NSCN/K-Khango.”
The three outfits were breakaway factions of dominant groups NSCN-IM and NSCN-K.
The NSCN-IM had signed a ceasefire agreement with the Centre in 1997 and has since then been engaged in peace parleys.
Though the outfit had signed a framework agreement on August 3, 2015 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to find a permanent solution to the Naga issue, the talks were yet to yield desired outcome.