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Ceasefire monitoring group visits clash sites

In the wake of clashes between two rival factions of NSCN, the newly-appointed chairman of Ceasefire Supervisory Board Maj Gen (Retd) N George visited Nagaland`s Perten district to review the situation.



Kohima: In the wake of clashes between two rival factions of NSCN, the newly-appointed chairman of Ceasefire Supervisory Board Maj Gen (Retd) N George visited Nagaland`s Perten district to review the situation.

Accompanied by administration officials and Assam Rifles personnel, the chairman met village elders, civil society members and NGO leaders of Athibung area yesterday who are under constant fear following spurt in violent clashes between members of S S Khaplang led NSCN(K) and Khole-Kitovi led GPRN/NSCN for the past two weeks.
Two cadre belonging to GPRN/NSCN were shot dead when NSCN(K) activists attacked `a mobile camp` of the rival group on Sunday due to difference of opinions over ownership of a designated camp at Athibung.

George said the CFSB was pursuing both NSCN groups to resolve their differences arising out of contention over the designated camp, the sources said.

While visiting the designated camp, presently occupied by NSCN (K) members, he asked camp commanders to exercise restraint and resolve the matter amicably.

Inspector General of Assam Rifles (North) Maj Gen B S Das along with DIG of 5 sector AR Brig P Ravi also visited Athibung and met locals, the sources said.

The dispute over ownership of the designated camp started when the camp inmates, who were with GPRN/NSCN, decided to rejoin NSCN (K) on January 15 mounting a fresh tension in the area. A GPRN/NSCN cadre was also shot dead in the process on that day.

PTI

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