NEW DELHI, Jan 18 � The Centre on Wednesday announced extension of the ceasefire pacts with Dima Halam Daogah (DHD)-J faction and National Democratic Front of Boroland (Progressive) (NDFB-P).
Official sources said it has been mutually agreed with the (DHD) group in North Cachar Hills district of Assam to further extend suspension of operations (SoO) for a period of six months till June 30.
An agreement of Suspension of Operations (SoO) between the security forces and DHD has been in operation since January 1, 2003 and has been extended. Agreed ground rules have been revised making them more strict, said sources.
A Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) headed by JS (North-east), Ministry of Home Affairs, has been constituted to review the implementation of agreed ground rules. Meetings of JMG have been held periodically.
Meanwhile, tripartite talks on the demands of DHD are continuing. Centre�s interlocutor, PC Halder held the last tripartite meeting with the outfit on December 17, to finalise the Memorandum of Settlement (MoS).
The Dimasa extremist outfit under the name of the Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) raised its ugly head in North Cachar Hills district of Assam after December, 1994. In December 2002, Dima Halam Daogah (DHD) had come forward and expressed its willingness to give up violence and seek solution of its problems peacefully within the framework of the Indian Constitution.
An agreement of Suspension of Operations (SoO) had been signed between the Central Government (Home Ministry), Government of Assam and NDFB on May 24, 2005 and has been in operation since June 1.
In the wake of the involvement of some NDFB cadres in serial blasts in Assam, on October 30, 2008, the SoO Agreement with the NDFB was revised in 2009.
A Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) headed by JS (NE), Ministry of Home Affairs, had been constituted to review the implementation of agreed ground rules. Meetings of JMG have been held periodically.