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New Delhi :  In fulfilling the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi  of ‘Insurgency free and prosperous North East’ and in a significant boost to the Naga peace process, under the guidance of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the Government of India (GoI)  has entered into a Ceasefire Agreement with National Socialist Council of Nagaland (K) Niki Group, with effect from September 8, 2021, for a period of one year and 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 on September 8, 2021. The Government of India 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, according to a PIB release.

Earlier, the  Government of India had signed 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 Bodo Agreement, more than 2,250 cadres of insurgent groups, including all factions of NDFB, along with 423 weapons and huge quantity of ammunition surrendered in Assam and joined the mainstream. On February 23, 2021, 1,040 leaders/cadres of various underground Karbi groups of Assam surrendered along with 338 weapons which was followed by signing of Karbi Anglong Agreement on September 4, 2021.