Sunday, February 5, 2023

Mishra to arrive today; to hold parleys with NPGs

Staff Reporter

Government of India’s representative for Naga talks, AK Mishra will be arriving Dimapur on Monday to hold another round of parleys with Naga Political Groups (NPGs) here in Dimapur. He is scheduled to meet leaders of the NSCN (I-M) and the Working Committee of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPs) during his week-long stay.
Sources said that the former special director of the Intelligence Bureau, will also meet the Core Committee on Naga Political Issue headed by chief minister Neiphiu Rio. Though Mishra has held several meetings with the NPG leaders and legislators in Delhi, his visit to Nagaland will be the second.
Mishra was sent to Nagaland, in September 2021, to reconnect with the NSCN (I-M) after the talks hit a deadlock following a fallout between the former Interlocutor RN Ravi and the NSCN (I-M).
During his visit, Mishra also held closed-door meetings with the WC/NNPGs and chief minister Neiphiu Rio and his Assam counterpart, Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Extension of ceasefire with NPGs

With the ceasefire agreements between the NPGs and Government of India set to expire by month end, the Centre will be extending the ceasefire agreement for one more year, sources said.
In this regard, CFSB and CFMC representatives of the respective NPGs will be meeting Home ministry officials in Delhi this week.
It was earlier decided to extend the ceasefire agreements for a further period of one year with effect from April 28, 2021 to April 27, 2022 with NSCN/NK and NSCN/R and from April 18, 2021 to April 17, 2022 with NSCN/K-Khango. These Agreements were signed on April 12, 2021.

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