Wungnaoshang Keishing, a prominent Naga leader and independent MLA of Manipur died and NSCN-IM has said it would not allow his burial at any Naga-settled area in the state.
Keishing, a respected leader, hailed from Naga-inhabited Ukhrul and represented the prestigious Phungyar constituency in the district which was once the seat of former Manipur chief minister Rishang Keishing.
NSCN-IM statement issued from Dimapur and circulated on Sunday said Keishing, who died on Saturday, had 'worked against the interests of Nagas' but did not elaborate.
Sources in his family said his body would be taken to Phungyar, his birthplace on Sunday afternoon for burial.
Keishing (54) is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.