"Deed of Reconciliation" is signed in sound mind and health, says WC, NNPGs Credit: EastMojo Image

Kohima: Just a week after the NSCN-K (Khango) chairman Khango Konyak expelled Isak Sumi from “active membership” of the organisation for alleged violation of its constitution, the group reinstated Sumi’s position in the group as general secretary and ato kilonser (prime minister) of the NSCN-K (Khango).

An official statement from the Working Committee (WC) Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) said that its political negotiation with the Government of India is “now about to arrive at its logical conclusion”.

As the “progress so attained is neither out of the blue nor easy but out of much dedication and sacrifices of all the stakeholders”, the NNPGs said that to have an “internal bickering resulting into split within any group at this critical juncture amounts to undermining the efforts of the negotiators and of the facilitators alike”.

“Any such action particularly of the national workers that impedes the process of the negotiation is considered a betrayal to the aspiration of the Nagas,” the statement said.

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It said that Khango Konyak, chairman NSCN and president GPRN (K) in presence of NTC peace mediation team, the NGBF and the rest of the WC, NNPG members, revoked the expulsion of Isak Sumi, the general secretary, NSCN and Ato kilonser GPRN (K) and reinstated him in the same status and position held earlier.

It claimed that Sumi will also continue to represent GPRN / NSCN (K) as Co – convener in the WC, NNPGS. The groups said that the “menace of defection within the NNPGs has caused much misunderstanding and pain”.

According to the WC, NNPGs, the NSCN (K) has agreed to “sincerely abide and conform to all existing anti defection laws in force among WC, NNPGs” and have “committed themselves to work with responsibility, mutual co ordination and transparency in the execution of domestic affairs, in the larger interest of Nagas”.

WC, NNPGs further stated that the general secretary shall consult the Chairman in all important issues. With Khango Konyak, Isak Sumi, N Kitovi Zhimomi Convenor of the WC NNPGs and Yesonu Viyie convenor of the NTC peace mediation committee as signatories, it affirmed that the “Deed of Reconciliation” is signed in sound mind and health, witnessed by Naga National leaders, civil society leaders and the almighty god.

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