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Recruiting more cadres ‘not a good idea:’ CFMG Chairman

Our Correspondent
Kohima | December 2

With a solution to the Naga political issue expected soon, Chairman of the Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG), Lt Gen (Retd) Shokin Chauhan today stated that “recruiting additional cadres in groups now is not a good idea."

In an informal meeting with the media in Kohima on December 2, the CFMG Chairman further made an appeal to parents not to send their children for recruitment in the Naga political groups “with the hope of a job.”

The Chairman said there are certain laid down standard process for armed cadres to be recruited in government jobs once a final deal to the Naga political issue is sealed.

Speaking on the shutting down of undesignated offices and messes of the outfits in different districts, Chauhan said as per Cease Fire ground Rules, apart from the designated camps given to the groups no other offices or camps can be established.
And going by the laid down CF ground rules, the Naga political groups outfits have been asked to vacate all the undesignated offices and messes, he said.

The chairman said that the Naga political groups have for the most part respected the rules on this matter. He informed that the groups had asked for more time to shut down the offices, to which the CFMG office has agreed. A certain timeframe has been set for the same.

It may be mentioned that few offices and messes of groups have been shut down in Kohima and Peren.

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