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Centre holds talks with NSCN (I-M)

By Our Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI, FEB. 10. The Centre today held another round of talks with the insurgent group, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah).

The talks were held between an 11-member Naga delegation and the Group of Ministers, nominated by the Centre comprising the Minister of State (Independent Charge) Statistics and Programme Implementation, Oscar Fernandes, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Prithviraj Chavan, and the Minister of State for Home, S. Regupathy. The NSCN (I-M) delegation, led by its general secretary, Thiungaleng Muivah, called on the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, yesterday.

Sources said that there was a "much better appreciation" of each other's views. The NSCN (I-M)'s major demand for the unification of the Naga-dominated areas in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur may figure during the next rounds of talks. The Centre told the delegation that a solution could only be arrived at with a general consensus among all North-Eastern States. Mr. Muivah and the group's chairman, Isak Chisi Swu, returned from Nagaland last month after a seven-week stay there during which they met representatives of social, students' and cultural organisations.

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