Centre sets surrender deadline for DHD-J
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  • The central government on September 1 gave DHD-J ultimatum till September 15 to formally surrender. Reports noted that the government’s strategy was agreed upon at a meeting chaired by Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and attended among others by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Gogoi told reporters that if the DHD-J surrendered by September 15 and “follow our pre-conditions, we are willing to accept their offer for ceasefire1.”

    Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on September 2 stated that around 1040 persons were killed in factional fighting among the Naga insurgent groups during the cease-fire period2.