Guwahati, Friday, May 11, 2012

NSCN(K) to open truce office in Myanmar

 KOHIMA, May 10 (PTI) – Exactly a month after signing a ceasefire agreement with the Myanmarese authority, the NSCN (Khaplang) National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) has said it will open a truce supervisory office in the neighbouring country.

 The sub-office NSCN (K) at Khamti town in Myanmar would be for preserving peace and tranquility “within its jurisdiction”, a statement by its information and publicity wing said today.

The outfit would also set up a joint check-post at Thamanti in Makury area under the jurisdiction of Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) inside Nagaland for easy communication between the two sides and for prevalence of peace, it said.

The outfit claimed that the cease-fire agreement signed with the Myanmar authority on April 9 at Khamti town after more than 60 years of political struggle only proved that the NSCN led by SS Khaplang, a Hemi Naga from north-west Myanmar, was the “only authentic political institution struggling for Naga sovereignty”.

The NSCN(K) is the only armed outfit in the North-east to have cease-fire with the security forces of two countries. The ceasefire between New Delhi and the NSCN(K), which was clinched in 2001, was extended for another year last week when the truce tenure expired on April 28.