New Delhi: The Union government has clamped a ban on Naga insurgent group NSCN-K operating out of Nagaland and Myanmar. The same group headed by S S Khaplang was responsible for the Manipur ambush in which 18 army personnel were killed.
The ban under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) will be in force for five years. It was only recently that the National Investigation Agency had announced a cash reward for information relating to two NSCN(K) leaders, Niki Sumi and S S Khaplang. The ban comes at a time when the government is trying to broker peace in Nagaland. While the Government had signed a peace pact with the NSCN(IM), the NSCN(K) had decided to derail the peace process.