KOHIMA, Sept 6 - The Nagaland Peace Centre (NPC) today urged the NSCN(K) to resume ceasefire and peace talks with the Central Government. The NPC, founded by socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan and others, was instrumental in signing of a ceasefire agreement between the Centre and the then underground Nagaland Federal Government on September 6, 1964. The day is now observed as the Peace Day.
The agreement was signed in 1964 after several years of violence, but it is unfortunate that hostility and bloodshed have resumed thereafter, NPC chairman N Theyo said at the 53rd anniversary programme of the Peace Day.
The Centre signed the peace pact with the NSCN (I-M) on August 1, 1997 and with the NSCN(K) on April 2, 2001. However, the Centre on April 18, 2015, cancelled the agreement with the NSCN(K) led by SS Khaplang. The decision was taken in view of the NSCN(K)�s involvement in insurgent activities. � PTI