NSCN delegates meet PM

NEW DELHI, JUL 20: The NSCN-IM delegation led by general secretary Th. Muivah met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh this evening at 7, RCR, the official residence of India’s premier, here.
Official sources said the NSCN-IM leaders arrived at the 7 Race Course Road at around 6 pm for the meeting scheduled for 6:15 pm. The NSCN delegation then sat across the table with Centre’s interlocutor RS Pandey for another round of informal talks.
What transpired in the meetings though could not be ascertained till the time of filing of this report.
Th. Muivah, leading the 5-member delegation of the NSCN-IM, had arrived in the capital on July 15 after an wrapping up his eventful two-and-half-month stay in the State with public meetings in all but one district as part of ‘peace mission’, the last of them held at Jalukie, Peren.
Interlocutor RS Pandey on Tuesday said a few rounds of informal talks have already been held since the arrival of the NSCN-IM delegation and formal talks would begin soon. No date for the resumption of the peace dialogue has been notified yet.
The significant last round of peace talks between Centre’s interlocutor and NSCN-IM leaders was held on June 1 at Kohima. The June peace dialogue which followed the May mayhem at Nagaland-Manipur border, was the first time the two parties sat across the table in Naga soil during the 13-year-long peace process initiated in August 1997 with the ceasefire pact.
Following the Manipur debacle over the proposed visit of Muivah to his native village in Ukhrul and the continuing unrest in the Naga Hill districts of the neighbouring State, the urgency of finding solution to the protracted issue has heightened.

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