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NSCN-K to begin talks on 'sovereignty' with Centre
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network

Kohima, August 23 2009: Envoy to the 'collective leadership' of Khaplang's National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K), Kughalu Mulatonu while maintaining that they would soon be entering into political dialogue with the Government of India (GoI) asserted to start the talks in line with 'sovereignty of Nagas'.

Interacting with media-persons at Kohima on Friday in presence of Deputy Kilonser Home and Member Cease Fire Supervisory Board (CFSB), Hokato and Tatar (MP) & Member CFSB Nitovi Aye, the NSCN-K leader said 'we will begin the political talks with Government of India in due course of time, but we are waiting for a formal invitation from the Government of India'.

Maintaining that no problem can be solved without solving the problems of real context, he said that NSCN will begin the talks with sovereignty, adding that "Sovereignty will be defined only after NSCN begins dialogue with Government of India and only Khaplang and Kitovi will be able to define it and nobody else".

On the delay in holding talks with Government of India, he said "we have been giving opportunity to the Government of India and NSCN-IM to prove that they will be able to achieve something for their own betterment but during the last 12 years of peace talks, the NSCN-IM has not been able to achieve anything.

"IM does not have any issue, except social and economical problem with the Government of India but NSCN has a political problem with India," he said.

The Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) has asserted it is willing to move towards unification process with other rival groups only after proper reconciliation is achieved.

This was revealed by envoy to the 'collective leadership' of NSCN-K, Kughalu Mulatonu while interacting with media-persons at Kohima yesterday in presence of Deputy Kilonser Home and Member Cease Fire Supervisory Board (CFSB), Hokato and Tatar & Member CFSB Nitovi Aye.

Mulatonu said talks about unification is just a dream, adding that Let reconciliation take place first than only well talk of unification.

Expressing that the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FRN) is doing their job, Mulatonu asserted that the top leaders of NSCN has given consent for reconciliation but Muivah (NSCN-IM) is opposed to it.

On being asked about the chances of the top leaders from various Naga groups meeting for reconciliation and unification, he said that leaders of NSCN have every possibilities of meeting while there is no expectation on the part of Adinno and Muivah as they are not strong enough to implement their determination.

Dwelling on the maintenance of cease fire ground rules (CFGR), Mulatonu said it (CFGR) should be strictly implemented by both the parties, NSCN and GoI.

On the remarks of NSCN-IM that they would go back to their designated camps only after NSCN-K cadres should moves to their designated camps, he said they (NSCN-IM) entered into cease fire agreement with GOI in 1997 while NSCN-K in 2001.They were first so they should go first to the jungle.

On the issue funding arms and ammunition by foreign countries, he said NSCN has foreign links prior to IM but we never beg anybody for arms and ammunition.

Our Naga people has been providing enough money for purchase of arms and ammunition, he said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Kilonser Home and CFSB Member, Hokato said that the cease fire agreement clearly states that the agreement is applicable only in the State of Nagaland.

He, however maintained that we are free to move in part of the country but without combat uniform and arms.

NSCN-K Tatar & Member CFSB, Nitovi Aye disclosed that they have a total of eight designated camps, out of which two have been recently recognized by the GoI.

The new ones are under Mon and Tuensang district.


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