Naga groups in unity move
In a move to re-unite the two factions of the Naga rebel groups-NSCN (isac muivah) and NSCN (Khaplang) agreed to come together under the umbrella of the NSCoN after a marathon meeting in Dimapur on Friday.india Updated: Nov 25, 2007 03:29 IST
In a move to re-unite the two factions of the Naga rebel groups-NSCN (isac muivah) and NSCN (Khaplang) agreed to come together under the umbrella of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland after a marathon meeting in Dimapur on Friday.
In the history of the Naga nationalist movement after the Naga National Council split in 1980 followed by another split in the NSCN in 1988. Since then, one of the group of NSCN was led by SS Khaplang while the other by Isaac Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah have been waging a relentless gory of factional violence and killings.
On Friday at Nuiland near Dimapur, Western Sumi Hoho president, Hokiye chaired a meeting attended by several Kilonsers, Tatars and other ranks from both the NSCN groups, in the presence of NGOs, deliberated on the need for unity so as to stop inter-factional violence and killings in Nagaland.
Later a ‘Joint Declaration’ signed by C Singson, Kilonser of the Khaplang group and Kilo-Kilonser (Home Minister) Azheto of the Isak-Muivah
Reports reaching here added the Joint Declaration was done without the knowledge of the NSCN-IM's ‘higher authority’.
First Published: Nov 25, 2007 03:28 IST