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Next round of Naga peace talks from Friday

Next round of peace talks between Centre`s representatives and leaders of NSCN(I-M) will be held in New Delhi from tomorrow to find a negotiated settlement to the protracted Naga political conflict.



Kohima: Next round of peace talks
between Centre`s representatives and leaders of NSCN(I-M) will
be held in New Delhi from tomorrow to find a negotiated
settlement to the protracted Naga political conflict.

NSCN(I-M) general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah
accompanied by senior functionaries of the group would leave
for New Delhi today to attend the peace parleys, outfit
sources said.

Muivah wrapped up his nearly one-and-a-half-month-long
`peace mission` by holding the last public meeting at Jalukie
in Peren district of Nagaland. Undertaking the peace mission
began in first week of June, the Naga leader visited various
parts of Nagaland and held consultation with the people at
grassroots level.

During his visit he called for re-conciliation and
understanding among Nagas based on the principle of `forget
and forgive` to have a unified voice to be presented before
Centre.

Last round of peace dialogue between Centre’s
interlocutor R S Pandey and NSCN(I-M) leaders was held at
Kohima on June 01 and it was first such talks in Naga soil
during the course of 13-year-long peace process initiated by
both sides in August 1997 by announcing a ceasefire pact.

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

-PTI

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