NSCN-IM leader T. Muivah, who has been camping in a border village since Wednesday, put on hold his visit to his native village in Manipur on Friday, after the Central government and Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio urged him to defer it.

Mr. Rio and his Cabinet colleagues, who met Mr. Muivah at the village of Viswema, requested him to postpone his visit till the situation stabilised in Manipur.

At a closed-door meeting, Mr. Muivah informed him that a similar request was made by the Prime Minister's Office, Mr. Rio told journalists here.