Nagalim: Muivah Meets Political Factions
Following the request for a reconciliation meeting of different Naga leaders by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation, Muivah, the general secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim, has arrived in Dimapur. The FNR made strong appeals to all Naga groups to attend, particularly to the Council’s Khaplang faction who are still debating the issue.
Below is an article published by The Telegraph:
Thiungaleng Muivah, the general secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), has landed in Dimapur from New Delhi to attend a meeting of the Naga factions.
Sources in the NSCN (I-M) told this correspondent that despite a busy schedule in New Delhi, Muivah had come to Dimapur to attend the proposed meeting of top Naga militant leaders.
“He has come to attend the meeting at the highest level,” a senior kilonser (minister) of the outfit Vikiye Awomi said. The meeting is likely to take place next week [20-24 September 2010] somewhere in Mon district.
The meeting, convened by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation, is supported by several national and international organisations and the churches.
Reacting to a statement issued by the Khaplang faction of the NSCN that said it would rethink about attending the meeting, Awomi said: “Whether they attend or not, we are going to attend the proposed meeting.”
The NSCN (K) said it would rethink about attending the meeting, alleging violation of the “covenant of reconciliation” signed by the top leaders of Naga groups by the rival NSCN (I-M).
The NSCN (I-M) today [16 September 2010] said there were certain anti-Naga elements amongst the NSCN (K) group who were hell-bent to disrupt the ongoing Naga peace and reconciliation process.
The outfit’s sources said among the NSCN (K) there are a few like Kughalu Mulatonu, emissary to the collective leadership of the Khaplang faction and its general secretary Kitovi Zhimomi who do not want the meeting of top leaders of Naga groups despite the signing of the “covenant of reconciliation” by NSCN (I-M) chairman, Isak Chishi Swu, NSCN (K) chairman S.S. Khaplang and the president of the Federal Government of Nagaland, S. Singnyu, to meet at the top level.
The three militant leaders signed the paper last year .
Awomi also said there were certain elements in the Khaplang group who were in nexus with anti-Naga elements to disrupt the ongoing peace and reconciliation process.
The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) today [16 September 2010] appealed to the Naga groups to participate in the proposed highest-level reconciliation meeting scheduled for next week.
“For the sake of Naga reconciliation and in the common interest of the Naga future, the FNR on behalf of the Naga people requests the leaders of the three political groups to demonstrate their commitment and sincerity by attending the highest-level reconciliation meeting,” convenor, FNR, Rev. Wati Aier, said.
The NSCN (K) alleged that despite signing of the covenant, the NSCN (I-M) continued to kill its cadres, violating all limits of the reconciliation process. The outfit, however, lauded the efforts of the FNR.
Sources in the NSCN (I-M) said Naga talks with the Centre was going in the right direction after the meeting with several top policymakers of India.
The sources said the next round of talks with the Centre would be held after the meeting of top Naga militant leaders.