Naga leaders in Myanmar to meet with NSCN-K

09 February 2016
Naga leaders in Myanmar to meet with NSCN-K
NSCN-K. Photo: Burma Link

In a move to bring lasting peace to Nagaland, a group of people representing civil society in the state have gone to Myanmar to convince the Sagaing based National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) back on the peace path, IANS reported on 8 February.
Representatives of the Naga Hoho and the Eastern Nagaland Peoples Organisation (ENPO) planned to meet leaders of the NSCN-K, informed sources said.
The NSCN-K, led by its chairman S.S. Khaplang, signed a ceasefire with the Indian government in 2001. But in March last year it dumped the accord and resumed armed attacks on security forces.
Last year, the outfit ambushed a convoy at Chandel in Manipur and killed 18 soldiers. The Indian government then banned the outfit for five years.