Nagaland’s NSCN-K directs telecom giant Airtel to withdraw operations from state

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Kohima, July 8: The National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Khaplang (NSCN-K) on Tuesday directed telecom giants Airtel to withdraw operations from Nagaland state and remove all infrastructures and installations within one month.

The NSCN (K) alleged that Airtel “has been found culpable of practising manipulative lobby to misguide certain major NGO and also attempting to create chasm between NSCN/GPRN, civil organisations and Naga public with pure ulterior motive to maximise its profit.”
It added that the NSCN/GPRN takes “strong exception of a private company daring to challenge and undermine its authority and such conspiracy shall never be tolerated, news agency The North East Today reported.

About National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K): 

 The National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K) was formed on April 30, 1988, consequent to an assassination attempt on the General Secretary of what emerged as the rival outfit – NSCN (IM) – Thuingaleng Muivah.

The primary objective of the NSCN-K is the establishment of a ‘greater Nagaland’ comprising of the Naga dominated areas of the neighbouring States within India, and contiguous areas in Myanmar.

Clannish divisions among the Nagas (Konyaks and Tangkhuls) were the primary reason behind the split of the NSCN in 1988. The Konyaks formed the NSCN-K (Khaplang) under the leadership of Khole Konyak and S S Khaplang. The Tangkhul faction, the NSCN-IM (Isak-Muivah), was led by Isak Chisi Swu and T. Muivah.

S S Khaplang is the Chairman of the outfit. N Kitovi Zhimomi acts as the General Secretary and Akaho Asumi is the Publicity Secretary.

A press note from the MIP of the NSCN (K) cautioned that failure to act within the stipulated dateline would invite “demolition of every structures and military action shall be enforced upon any company official found contravening this directive.”

The NSCN (K) further notified that “other enterprises/companies willing to accept the local dynamics of Nagaland and prepared to ascribe to interdependent coexistence are invited to establish its commercial undertakings in the state and NSCN/GPRN assures complete cooperation.”

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