In a significant boost to the Naga peace process, Centre has entered into a ceasefire agreement with National Socialist Council of Nagaland (K) Niki Group for a period of one year. More than 200 cadres of this group along with 83 weapons joined the peace process.
The Ceasefire Agreement and Agreed Ceasefire Ground Rules were signed yesterday. The Central government has already signed a Framework Agreement with NSCN (IM) and Ceasefire Agreements with other Naga groups namely NSCN (NK), NSCN (R) and NSCN (K)-Khango.
In August 2019, Centre had signed an Agreement with NLFT (SD) by which 88 cadres along with 44 weapons joined the mainstream of society in Tripura. In January last year, with the signing of the Bodo Agreement more than 2,250 cadres of insurgent groups including all factions of NDFB along with 423 weapons and huge quantities of ammunition surrendered in Assam and joined the mainstream. In February this year, 1040 leaders and cadres of various underground Karbi groups of Assam surrendered along with 338 weapons which was followed by the signing of Karbi Anglong Agreement last week.