NSCN-K will not sign NCA – Official

04 June 2019
NSCN-K will not sign NCA – Official
(File photo) National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K).

The National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) is firm on not signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) with the Myanmar Army (Tatmadaw) in spite of 'repeated aggression' by Naypidaw, News18 reported. 

According to NSCN-K, they want to continue their fight for ‘sovereignty’ of the Naga people. 

Speaking to News18, the ministry of publicity (MIP) in-charge of NSCN (K) Joseph Lamkang, said, ‘‘Myanmar, in reality doesn’t care for the real aspiration of the Nagas. The seven years ceasefire only benefited them as it was one-sided. NSCN started to feel that we were at the receiving end of Myanmar government’s operations. In last three years, they have been aggressively forcing us to sign the NCA. But, we did not do so. Then they became aggressive at the negotiating table, stopped all our supply routes and have applied their famous ‘four cuts’ policy.’’

Lamkang added that Myanmar is well versed with the Naga issue, and they know that the subject is different from other ethnic issues. Lamkang remarked that Myanmar could have taken a different route rather than forcing the NCA on the Nagas.