Tribal body opposes Muivah`s visit to Naga village

Unfazed by opposition from a tribal body to his visit, NSCN(IM) leader T Muivah today arrived at Pughoboto in Zunheboto district of Nagaland to consult different sections of society to carry the Naga peace process forward.

Updated: Jun 21, 2010, 19:59 PM IST

Kohima: Unfazed by opposition from a tribal
body to his visit, NSCN(IM) leader T Muivah today arrived at
Pughoboto in Zunheboto district of Nagaland to consult
different sections of society to carry the Naga peace process
forward.

The apex tribal council, Sumi Hoho, had asked Muivah not
to visit the district at this stage because NSCN(IM) had made
certain adverse remarks against it.

The council cautioned that if some unfortunate incident
occurred during his visit, the Hoho should not be held
responsible.

The people of Pughoboto, led by the district gaonburhas
(village heads) union, however, welcomed Muivah when he
arrived from Jotsoma near here, police sources said.

The Naga leader is likely to stay for next few days at
Pughoboto, the home town of NSCN(IM) chairman Issac Chishi
Swu.

Muivah had begun his peace mission recently after he
was unable to proceed on May 5 to his ancestral Somdal village
in Ukrul district of Manipur when the neighbouring state
opposed his visit.

The Centre has invited Muivah to hold peace talks in New
Delhi which is likely at the end of this month.

PTI