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Centre, NSCN-K (Niki) sign ceasefire agreement, over 200 cadres join peace process

The Government of India entered into a ceasefire agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-K (Niki Group) with effect from September 8, 2021, for one year.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Sep 2021 1:44 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: The Government of India entered into a ceasefire agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-K (Niki Group) with effect from September 8, 2021, for one year. Over 200 cadres of this group along with 83 weapons joined the peace process.

The move is in fulfilling the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of 'Insurgency free and prosperous Northeast'. The Centre signed the agreement under the guidance of the Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah.

Both sides signed the ceasefire agreement and agreed to ceasefire ground rules. The Government of India had already signed a Framework Agreement with the NSCN (IM) and Ceasefire Agreements with other Naga groups –NSCN(NK), NSCN(R) and NSCN(K)-Khango.

Earlier Government of India had signed an agreement with NLFT(SD) in August 2019 by which 88 cadres along with 44 weapons joined the mainstream of society in Tripura. In January 2020, with the signing of the Bodo Agreement, more than 2,250 cadres of insurgent groups, including all factions of the NDFB, along with 423 weapons and a huge quantity of ammunition surrendered in Assam and joined the mainstream. On February 23, 2021, 1040 leaders/cadres of various underground Karbi groups of Assam surrendered along with 338 weapons. It followed the signing of the Karbi Anglong Agreement on September 4, 2021. (PIB)

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