Khaplang issues counter expulsions, splits in NSCN
The anticipated process of further splits in NSCN (K) completed when its expelled chairman has come up with counter-expulsion orders against senior functionaries of GPRN/NSCN terming the later as "unification group".
Kohima: The anticipated process of
further splits in NSCN (K) completed when its expelled
chairman has come up with counter-expulsion orders against
senior functionaries of GPRN/NSCN terming the later as
"The `tatar hoho` (national parliament) of GPRN/NSCN
at its Khehoi designated camp near Dimapur on June 8 impeached
and expelled its chairman S S Khaplang, who is a Hemi Naga
from Myanmar, and nominated C-in-C Khole Konyak as acting
chairman of the outfit.
Using the nomenclature of National Socialist Council
of Nagaland and addressing himself as its chairman, S S
Khaplang yesterday issued two expulsion orders one for general
secretary N Kitovi Zhimomi and another expelling "kilo
kilonser" (home minister) Azheto Chophy and other six
functionaries of GPRN/NSCN.
The expulsion orders, issued to the media through P
Tikhak terming himself as "spokesperson of NSCN(K)," described
the expelled functionaries as "members of unification camp,"
adding that they were expelled for their "anti-party
"This decision was taken at a meeting of NSCN(K)`s
council headquarters in Pangmi region of Myanmar chaired by S
S Khaplang yesterday," the release said.
While expelling Khaplang from the chairmanship, the
national assembly of GPRN/NSCN declared Khehoi designated camp
its general and council headquarters from now onwards, and
accused the expelled chairman as main stumbling block in the
on-going Naga re-conciliation process initiated by Forum for
Naga Re-conciliation (FNR).
The counter-expulsion orders from Khaplang also
announced NSCN(K)`s withdrawal from the on-going Naga
re-conciliation process, saying the other group (read NSCN-IM)
involved in the initiative was not serious and committed.
"The NSCN pulled out of the re-conciliation process
not because it was against it, but because of the intentional
violation of the resolved resolution by the other
participating group," the statement said.
Khaplang said, "On sensing their hidden agenda, we
declare to fight them tooth and nail and even to this day the
NSCN cadre are fighting the reactionary forces in eastern
Nagaland as well as in Tirap and Changlang districts of
Arunachal Pradesh and Southern Nagaland."
"But Kitovi Zhimomi has been found watching leisurely
in "so called" state of Nagaland and not doing enough in the
interest of the NSCN, the order said, saying "thus, as per
party discipline Zhimomi is found guilty.
"Unity among the Naga people is important provided
there is a common vision to excel the liberation struggle from
the hands of the occupational forces and should not be merely
for personal political mileage or monetary benefits," it said.