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Muivah unlikely to go to Manipur today: Naga NGOs

india Updated: May 06, 2010 12:19 IST

NSCN-IM general secretary Thuingaleng Muivah who arrived at the Viswema village near the Nagaland border was unlikely to go to his home village in neighbouring Manipur's Ukrul district on Thursday as planned following a request by four Naga organisations.

Naga NGO sources said that the request was made to Muivah last night after he arrived at Visema village from the NSCN(IM) headquarters at Camp Hebron near Dimapur.

The sources said that Muivah had been requested to defer his visit by a day or two.

Muivah's visit has been opposed by the Manipur government on the grounds that it would disturb communal amity in the state and it has refused entry to him by clamping prohibitory orders at the inter-state border checkgate at Mao and mobilising security forces.

Meanwhile, Manipur Chief Minister I Ibobi Singh left early this morning for Delhi to brief Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram about the situation in Manipur, official sources in Imphal said.

Muivah has said that his visit to his home village was to meet his family and friends.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio yesterday met Chidamabaram in Delhi requesting him to ensure that Muivah could visit his home village.

NSCN-IM, one of the oldest and powerful rebel groups in the northeast, is demanding a 'greater Nagaland' which it proposed to be formed by merging Naga populated areas of adjoining states, which has been rejected by Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.