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Naga Armed Group Sees Further Split

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The National Socialist Council of Nagaland’s Khaplang faction based in Mynamar seems has further split into two groups. A faction of the group holding its plenary meeting on Tuesday said it had removed chairman Yung Aung as its chief.
At the meeting, chaired by Niki Sumi, the entire civil and military wings unanimously resolved to appoint Nyemlang Konyak Naga as the chairman and Starson Lamkang Naga as general secretary as well ‘Ato Kilonser’
(prime minister) of the NSCN/GPRN.

Cadres of NSCN (I-M) listening to their leaders during the 6th Naga People’s Consultative Meeting in side Camp Hebron-outfit’s Council Head Quarter, 40 Kms away from Dimapur in Nagaland on Friday,27th July 2007. Representatives of different civil society groups, Churches, NGO’s along with Naga Mothers have taken part at the meeting regarding extension of ceasefire between the Government of India and NSCN (I-M). Photo: SUBHAMOY BHATTACHARJEE

Sumi said these appointments were “mandated” and “necessitated” as former president Yung Aung has acted in direct contravention of the provisions of their constitution after Aung clandestinely established
relationship and connived with the NSCN( Muivah group) which is now negotiating for the last 23 years a permanent deal with India.

Last year, the Khaplang group split and its former chairmen Khango Konyak left Myanmar and emerged in India with his followers. The group has been recognised with other NSCN breakaway factions like the ones led by Khole-Kitovi Zhimomi and by P.Thikak as one of the four Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs).
The Indian government will not negotiate with them but run the agreement finalised in negotiations with the Muivah group.

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