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NSCN-K impeaches its Chairman Lt. Gen. Khango

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Imphal, Aug 17,

National Socialist Council of Nagaland ( NSCN – K had  impeached its chairman Khango Konyak,  and elected the outfit’s founding chairman, late Shangwang Shangyung Khaplang’s nephew, Yung Aung as the new ‘acting chairman’ of the organisation.
It may be recalled after NSCN leader Khaplang passed away last year, the leadership was handed over to the senior most leader Khango Konyak.
The communiqué signed by emergency session chairman, Kilonser Chowangsing stated that impeachment motion was conducted in compliance with the constitution of the NSCN. Khango has been found guilty of violating the party principles on various charges including ‘Absolute control of power and functions without collective leadership.’
“His impeachment had become necessary to save the party from further breakdown and confusion. All powers, functions and privileges he has been enjoying have been withdrawn”, the press communiqué said.
Following his impeachment, Yung Aung shall has been given charged as the new chairman as decided by the NSCN, the released added.
The statement mentions that the party shall reserve its respect and honour for Lt.Gen. Khango in his position as the senior-most party member. Recognizing his long service the NSCN allowed a safe passage for him from the party unharmed.
Aung, 45 years old, studied in Manipur till his graduation and is known to be an expert in martial arts and polo.
As per reported at times of India, Khango has left the NSCN (K) headquarters in Sagaing region of  Myanmar along with some of his loyalists. Few top leaders of Indian-origin are believed to have gone with Khango. When Khaplang, a Hemi Naga from Myanmar, died in June last year and the leadership was passed on to Khango Konyak, a Naga from India, it gave Indian government hopes of breakthrough with the outfit, the only Naga outfit which is outside the peace process, as it tries to work out an all-inclusive solution to the Naga political problem. Indian security forces believed that would always be easier to talk to the leadership of Indian origin than that of Myanmar. NSCN (K) abrogated the ceasefire with the Indian government in 2015.
Apart from Khango, the outfit’s powerful army commander, Niki Sumi, is also an Indian-origin Naga.
The NSCN(K), which is based in Myanmar, wants an agreement with the Myanmar government to cover ethnic Nagas living in India who are known as western nagas. Those in Myanmar are locally known as eastern Nagas but the outfits believe that both belong to one Naga territory despite the international border dividing them.
NSCN (K) has a ceasefire agreement with Myanmar since April 2012 and has refrained from clashes since 2000. Recently the Myanmerse government has made it clear that it would not allow NSCN (K) to sign the national peace agreement if does not give up its demand for separation.

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