Centre extends suspension of operations against KNO, UPF

New Delhi: The Centre today announced extension of tripartite Suspension of Operations (SoO) agreements with Kuki National Organisation (KNO) and United people's Front (UPF).

The agreements between the Government of India, Government of Manipur and two umbrella organisations KNO and UPF, which were signed on 22nd August, 2008, have been extended for a further period of 45 days with effect from today, an official statement said.

It has been agreed that all arms and ammunition of surrendered ultras shall be kept in double lock by September 20 either in the camp armoury or with the nominated police/SFs, it said.

A decision on further extension of the SoO would be taken after review of the progress made in this regard, the statement said adding that the talks with KNO and UPF will commence after all the cadres shift to the designated camps and weapons kept in double lock.