CFSB meet allows designated camp at Khehoi

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Kohima, Jul 03 (UNI) The meeting of the Cease Fire Supervisory Board (CFSB), in presence of newly appointed Chairman of CFSB and Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) M L Kumawat, allowed the NSCN/GPRN to open their designated camp at Khehoi village under Niuland subdivision of Dimapur district.

Official sources said here today that the meeting, which was held at Chumukedima, about 15 kms from Dimapur yesterday, was also attended by representatives of the Centre.

Besides the Chairman of CFSB, who was the Special Secretary (Internal Security) of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Naveen Verma, Joint Secretary (North East) of MHA, Nagaland Commissioner H K Khullu, Director General of Police J Changkija, Inspector General of Assam Rifles Maj Gen J P Nehra, Deputy Inspector General of CRPF and bureaucrats from the government's side, attended the meeting.

The CFSB was represented by Y Wantin Naga, deputy kilonser of NSCN/GPRN, along with Kokato Vusshe, Tatar and Nitovi Aye, secretary of CFSB.

After the closed door meeting of the CFSB, which continued for about two and a half hours, Mr Kumawat told newspersons that the meeting had allowed the NSCN/GPRN to establish their designated camp at Khehoi village.

On the overrun of the Vihokhu camp, the headquarters of the NSCN/GPRN by NSCN-IM on June 26, he said there will be no more camps of any group in Vihokhu village and the camp was not approved, hence it will not be set up again.

He said the meeting further discussed total observation of Cease Fire Ground Rules (CFGR), maintenance of peace, moving in of armed cadres to designated camps, among the other issues, in a transparent and cordial atmosphere.

Talking to the newspersons, Mr Wantin said as per direction of the CFSB, the NSCN/GPRN was reducing its cadres in the Vihokhu camp, information of which was leaked out to NSCN-IM, who had taken advantage and overrun the camp.

He said the establishment of the new camp at Khehoi had been taken up after working out the modalities between the two parties.

It was also expected that the new Chairman of CFMG would convene another meeting with the NSCN-IM soon to discuss the implementation of the CFGR, for which the Centre had set up the CFMG for NSCN-IM and CFSB for NSCN(K) after reaching the Ceasefire Agreements with both the organisations in 1971 and 2001 respectively, while Mr Kumawat had been appointed as the Chairman on June 1.

Mr Kumawat attended his first meeting yesterday after his new appointment as the Chairman, but the NSCN-IM protested his appointment, alleging that he was appointed without consulting them as per provisions of the CFGR.


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