Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > News > PTI

NSCN-IM leaders to visit India soon


December 02, 2004 16:46 IST

Top NationalSocialist Council of Nagalim (Issac-Muivah) leaders will soon visit New Delhi to further the Naga peace process.

"All hurdles have been cleared by the Government of India before their visit and the collective leadership are arriving any time in the next few days," said NSCN-IM information and publicity in-charge Kraibo Chawang.

Chawang said the Centre despatched its official clarification to the leadership recently in view of a "misunderstanding between the two sides over certain issues."

Following a request from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, NSCN-IM chairman Issac Chishi Swu and general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah were scheduled to visit New Delhi by end November, but the leaders accused the Centre of patronising its rival groups NSCN(K) and the Naga National Council and sought clarifications.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio last week met Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil and urged him to remove all hurdles by issuing a clarification to facilitate the visit of NSCN-IM leaders.

The Centre's interculator K Padmanabhaiah last week said the Government of India was neither holding peace talks
with NSCN(K) nor supplying arms to other groups.

NSCN-IM sources said their leaders were expected to arrive in Nagaland by next week to hold "consultative meetings" with tribal councils, civil society groups, churches and NGOS, but their visit to the state depended on the outcome of the talks in New Delhi.


More reports from Nagaland
Read about: Naga Ceasefire

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

Advertisement






Copyright 2005 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.