Next round of Naga peace talks to resume today

Next round of peace talks between Centre and Nagaland`s NSCN(I-M) will be held today.

Kohima: Next round of peace talks between Centre`s representatives and leaders of NSCN(I-M) will be held in New Delhi on Friday 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 had left for New Delhi to attend the peace parleys, outfit sources claimed.

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 arts 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
Last round of peace dialogue between Centre’s interlocutor RS 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.


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