Pillai-Muivah talks inconclusive
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 12 2010: Negotiation between the Union Home Secretary GK Pillai and NSCN (IM) general secretary Th muivah to resolve the deadlock arising out of the latter's attempt to visit Manipur failed to make a breakthrough on the issue.

An official source here in the capital, described the talks as inconclusive.

The Home Secretary along with the interlocutor of the ongoing Indo-Naga political dialogue RS Pandey left for Kohima from Imphal in a chopper this morning to hold talks with the Naga rebel leader at Viswema village.

GK Pillai reportedly proposed to the NSCN (IM) leader to abort plan for entering Manipur where he was supposed to visit his birthplace in Ukhrul district.

Even though the source conceded lack of detailed information with regard to what transpired during the meeting held at Viswema today, it said GK Pillai asking Muivah to abandon his proposed visit to manipur cannot be ruled out.

The Central Govt officials had arrived here yesterday to assess the situation in the aftermath of the state Govt's decision to prohibit Muivah's entry into Manipur that had triggered protest in many hill districts apart from nagaland opposing passage of vehicles bearing Manipur registration number through the state.

Conveying Muivah's wish to visit Ukhrul, GK Pillai during his meeting with Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh reportedly suggested that passage of Muivah to Somdal village be cleared which, however was opposed by the CM.

The NSCN (IM) leader had been camping at Viswema for the past many days with the aim to reach Somdal.

Pillai and Pandey returned from Kohima and left for New Delhi in a special BSF flight from Imphal at 3.30 pm.