New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram is
understood to have asked Manipur Chief Minister Ibobi Singh to
ensure a safe visit of NSCN-IM leader T Muivah to his
birthplace in the state following a request by Nagaland Chief
Minister Neiphiu Rio.
"I met the Home Minister and requested him to see that
Muivah could visit his ancestral home. The Home Minister was
kind enough to call up the Manipur Chief Minister in front of
me and asked him to ensure peace and do the needful for the
visit," Rio told reporters after meeting Chidambaram.
However, there was no official confirmation from the
Home Ministry about the telephonic conversation between
Chidambaram and Singh.
Rio said it was the right of every citizen of the
country to visit his or her home whenever he or she wants to
"I request the Chief Minister of Manipur to allow
Muivah to visit his home for the sake of peace and
tranquillity," he said.
Rio said the visit was also part of the Centre`s
initiative to bring peace in Nagaland in particular and in the
Northeast in general.