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Speculations were doing the rounds of a likely spit in the NSCN (K) on the lines of nationality.
According to a Zee News report, there were indications that some members of the NSCN (K) faction were not happy with the recent impeachment of the its chairman Khango Konyak which has led to a complete separation between Indian and Myanmar origin leaders.
The development has brightened the prospects of NSCN (K) – the only left out Naga faction – also coming to the negotiation table for talks with the Government of India.
It may be recalled that the NSCN (K) impeached Khango Konyak as chairman on August 17 and was replaced by 45-year-old Yung Aung as the new acting chairman.
Khango belongs to a Naga tribe based in India while Aung, who is also the nephew of NSCN (K) founder the late SS Khaplang, is a Hemi Naga from Myanmar.
There were also reports claiming that more than 300 NSCN (K) insurgents were camping at an unknown location and were keen to sign a ceasefire agreement with India.
“Due to ongoing operation by Myanmar Army against the insurgent groups including NSCN (K) inside bordering area of India and Myanmar and a vicious power struggle has troubled the faction for some time now,’’ a security official had told Zee News on the condition of anonymity.
Many cadres from NSCN (K) are camping in jungles near Nagaland and Myanmar border and have made plans to revolt against Yung Aung, the new chairman of the outfit, Zee News report stated.
Led by a Brigadier-rank officer, the Myanmar Army has recently escalated its operations against NSCN (K) in the areas controlled by them in the Myanmar Naga hills. The Myanmar Army is also deploying more men in areas controlled by NSCN (K) GHQ and ULFA GHQ.~NagalandPost