NSCN-K purges ‘Indian’ elements

The Myanmar-based Shangnyu Shangwang Khaplang faction of the extremist National Socialist Council of Nagaland, or NSCN-K, has ousted the last of its ‘Indian’ leaders. Mr. Konyak, 70, is a Naga of Indian origin. A China-trained rebel, he had taken over as chairman of the NSCN-K after Khaplang died in June 2017 in a Yangon hospital after prolonged illness. After the impeachment, the outfit has appointed Yung Aung, 45, as its acting chairman. Like his uncle Khaplang, he belongs to the Hemi Naga community, native to Myanmar. A statement issued by the NSCN-K on Friday said Mr. Konyak was found guilty of absolute control of powers and functions and trying to enforce a one-man government in violation of the constitution of the ‘party.’

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/nscn-k-purges-indian-elements/article24728816.ece

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