Jun 04, 2010

Nagalim: Muivah's Visit Still on the Agenda

Active ImageThe NSCN (IM) leader is determined to visit Somdal at any cost, possibly taking the Jessami Route.
Below is an article published by The Sangai Express:

Despite the 'advice' of New Delhi to Th Muivah to abort the plan to visit his birth place in Somdal for the time being as well as the strong stand against by the State Government against his entry to the State and the May 6 incident at Mao Gate, reports have come in that the NSCN (IM) leader is determined to visit Somdal at any cost.

According to a highly reliable source, Th Muivah who is presently camping at Viswema village in Nagaland is set to proceed to Pfutsero and enter Manipur through Jessami which lies on the border of Nagaland and Manipur and then take the road to Ukhrul district headquarters.

The source said that the Government of Manipur has already got wind of the plans of the NSCN (IM) and has immediately despatched additional security forces to Jessami including paramilitary forces.

If Muivah takes the Pfutsero route, then he will have to traverse at least 132 kms across hostile terrain from Kohima.

From Jessami, Muivah has to travel another 120 kms or so to reach Ukhrul district headquarters.

Though Jessami is under the influence and control of the NSCN (IM), what has compounded the matter, is the BSF personnel deployed there are presently on duty at Tamenglong district for the ADC polls.

The region around Pfutsero, dominated by the Chakhesang tribe is understood to be the stronghold of the rival NNC as well as the Khaplang faction.

It is highly likely that the NSCN (IM), have had a tacit understanding to open the route through Pfutsero, said intelligence sources.

Significantly, after the latest round of talks held between the NSCN (IM) and the GoI represented by interlocutor RS Pandey, at Kohima yesterday, Muivah did not return to Camp Hebron located near Dimapur, but proceeded towards Viswema, indicating his determined stand to enter Manipur.