Centre extends suspension of operations against Manipur Kuki rebels by 45 days

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New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): The suspension of operations by the Centre against the Kuki rebel groups of Manipur has been extended by 45 days.

It has been agreed that all arms and ammunition shall be kept in double lock by September 20 either in the Camp Armoury or with the nominated Police/SFs.

A decision on further extension of the suspension of operations would be taken after review of the progress made in this regard.

Talks will commence after all the cadres shift to the designated camps and weapons kept in double lock.

On June 14, 2001, the ceasefire was extended without territorial limits and there was protest from the people of Manipur on June 18, during which 18 persons were killed.

After this, the Centre withdrew the ceasefire extension. (ANI)

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