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Muivah meets Chidambaram

Last Updated: Friday, July 23, 2010 - 21:30

New Delhi: NSCN-IM `general secretary`
Thuingaleng Muivah today met Home Minister P Chidambaram and
discussed with him issues related to the Naga peace process.

Muivah is also understood to have apprised Chidambaram
about his nearly one-and-a-half-month-long peace mission
across Nagaland and its outcome.

The issue of his failed trip to his ancestral village
in Manipur is also said to have figured in the nearly
hour-long meeting.

The Naga rebel leader had also met Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh.

A crucial round of talks between NSCN-IM and Centre`s
interlocutor R S Pandey will begin here tomorrow to carry
forward the peace process. A few rounds of informal talks with
the NSCN-IM leadership had taken last week.

Top leaders of the rebel group, are currently in the
capital to participate in the meeting.

Undertaking the peace mission that began in first week
of June, Muivah visited all the districts of Nagaland except
Mon and called for re-conciliation and understanding among the
Nagas basing on the principle of "forget and forgive" to have
a unified voice to be presented before the government of

So far over 60 rounds of peace talks were held between
the two sides during the course of 13-year-long peace process
initiated in August 1997.

Initially, Muivah embarked on a journey to his native
village in Manipur`s Ukhrul district on May 5, but deferred
his plan following stiff opposition from the Ibobi Singh
government which saw his visit as a "threat to communal
harmony" in the state.


First Published: Friday, July 23, 2010 - 21:30

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