Yung Aung-led NSCN (K) splits further
Dimapur, July 29 (EMN): Almost two years after the NSCN (K) split into two factions, further cracks have appeared in the group led by late SS Khaplang’s nephew Yung Aung as some of its members have accused him of acting in “contravention of the provisions of the Yehzabo” and appointed new people to lead the outfit.
According to an update issued by Nikato Pilot Sumi, in-charge of MIP NSCN/GPRN, the “entire civil and military wings unanimously came to a decision to appoint Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Nyemlang Konyak Naga as the chairman/president of NSCN/GPRN and Starson Lamkang Naga as general secretary/ato kilonser of NSCN/GPRN” at a plenary meeting held on July 28.
It stated that the appointment was mandated and necessitated after Aung was found acting in direct contravention of the provisions of the Yehzabo on several counts.
Aung has been accused of trying to replace the official seal with a self-designed one without consulting other members, which violates the very fundamental tenets of the Yehzabo and the conventions of NSCN/GPRN”.
Accusing him of “trying to sabotage and undermine Naga sovereign rights” by clandestinely establishing relationship and conniving with the NSCN (IM), which signed the 2015 accord (framework agreement) with the government of India, it said he had lost the mandate of the Nagas.
‘Despite, the grave watertight charges against the former president Yung Aung, the NSCN/GPRN patiently waited for nearly two years, for him to come to his senses and do right by the Naga people but sadly, on his own volition, deserted NSCN/GPRN and unofficially defected to NSCN (IM),’ the press released stated.
“NSCN/GPRN will follow in the footsteps and visions of our great leader late SS Khaplang in fulfilling the Nagas’ aspirations of achieving our inherent sovereign political rights and continue to give support and solidarity to all nations who are wrongfully oppressed in their struggle for freedom,” it added.
Meanwhile, the NSCN/GPRN led by Yung Aung has retaliated by expelling three officials — Lt. Gen. Niki Sumi, Dy. C-in-C Naga Army; Starson, Kilonser, NSCN/GPRN; and Lt. Gen. Nyemlang, general staff officer-I, defence – for their anti-party activities.
Through an update issued by the MIP NSCN/GPRN – YA, the group has accused its terminated officials of organising illegal meetings, failing to report to council headquarters even after repeated summons, misappropriation of party fund and spreading “ism” and divisive policies within the party. It added that their expulsion was necessary to save the party.