DIMAPUR, June 22 � Despite opposition from the apex tribal body of the region � Sumi Hoho and rival faction NSCN-K, the NSCN-IM general secretary Th Muivah yesterday reached Pughoboto under Zunheboto district, the home town of his chairman Isac Chishi Swu.
The NSCN-IM team was welcomed by a mammoth crowd led by the Gaonburas (GBs) of Pughoboto area.
Delivering his message at the public ground, Muivah dwelt on the ongoing political dialogue with the Government of India while also reiterating that the NSCN-IM would not accept any piece meal solution to the decades-old problem.
He reaffirmed that Nagas have their own history and the decision of the Indian Parliament cannot over-ride Naga history while stating that any solution should be honourable and acceptable to both the parties and the Naga people.
He also delved at length on the genesis of Naga national struggle starting from the days of AZ Phizo and events leading to the signing of Shillong Accord vis-�-vis the birth of the NSCN.
He, however, expressed regret that till date the Shillong Accordists have never admitted their fault in signing the Accord and rued that NNC/FGN had destroyed the foundation of the Nagas� aspiration for self determination.
The NSCN-IM supremo, recalling the past, maintained that Sumis have rendered logistic support towards the Naga national fighters in the most difficult times while also voicing a soft corner for the Southern Sumis.
Stating that there is no reason why the Sumis should be sidelined on the Naga political issue, he urged them to understand that reconciliation will follow unification and not otherwise as propounded by the Unification group.
He further appealed to the Southern Sumis to judge between what is right and wrong in the present scenario while stressing on the need for a rational thinking among the people. He also said he had come to the birth place of Isac Chishi Swu to consult and discuss with them on the Naga political issue.
The NSCN-IM general secretary is likely to hold a series of consultations with the public and NGOs of the region during his stay.
On the ban imposed against the Western Sumi Hoho by NSCN-IM since 2008, Muivah conveyed that lifting it would be considered.
Mention may be made here that, Pughoboto is Muivah�s fourth destination with �peace mission�.