NSCN(I-M) Always for Naga Re-Conciliation: Muivah

NSCN(I-M) Always for Naga Re-Conciliation: Muivah
NSCN(I-M) general secretary Th Muivah has asserted that his group has been for Naga re-conciliation and wanted meeting of top leaders of all underground groups to sort out differences.

On his arrival at Dimapur airport after staying nearly eight months in New Delhi, Muivah told newsmen that their chairman Isak Chishi Swu were here in Nagaland for the highest level meeting among top leaders of all Naga political groups as part of the on-going Naga peace and re-conciliation campaign initiated by Forum for Naga Re-conciliation (FNR).

Muivah's assertion favouring for a summit level meeting proposed by FNR assumed significance in the backdrop of the decision of NSCN(K) and NNC/FGN not to participate in the proposed highest level meet for re-conciliation till NSCN(I-M) stops its offensive in Eastern Nagaland.

Two groups of NSCN and NNC/FGN had signed Covenant of Re-conciliation (CoR) in June 2009 in Thailand at the initiative of Forum for Naga Re-conciliation (FNR) and as part of the on-going peace and re-conciliation process, FNR was trying hard to arrange a highest level meeting among top leaders of three signatories for which Chishi has arrived in Nagaland.

Muivah asserted that NSCN(I-M) was at liberty to send its men on duty to anywhere in Naga inhabited areas and their cadre had been moving all over Nagaland and Naga areas of Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar.

"How is it that they have to question us that our cadre started moving around?" he asked, saying "yet NSCN would never attack anyone unless they were attacked".

NSCN(K) and NNC/FGN, in a joint statement on Wednesday declared that unless "military offensive and territorial expansion mission" in Eastern Nagaland (Naga inhabited areas of Myanmar) are called off by NSCN(I-M), they would not join the proposed re-conciliation summit.

On the progress of Naga peace talks with Centre, Muivah said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said an honourable solution (to the protracted Naga political conflict) must be brought about at the earliest possible on the basis of "unique history of the Nagas".

"India respected Naga history and that the two entities were for negotiations," he said, adding "give and take policy is the nature of negotiations anywhere".

Muivah held several rounds of formal and informal talks with Centre's representatives and leaders during his stay in New Delhi.
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