Unfazed by the opposition from a tribal body to his visit, National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) leader T. Muivah on Monday arrived at Pughoboto in Zunheboto district of Nagaland to consult different sections of society to carry the Naga peace process forward.
The apex tribal council, Sumi Hoho, had asked Mr. Muivah not to visit the district at this stage because NSCN(IM) had made certain adverse remarks against it.
The council cautioned that if some unfortunate incident occurred during his visit, the Hoho should not be held responsible.
The people of Pughoboto, led by the district gaonburhas (village heads) union, however, welcomed Mr. Muivah when he arrived from Jotsoma, police sources said.
The Naga leader is likely to stay for next few days at Pughoboto, the home town of NSCN(IM) chairman Issac Chishi Swu.
Mr. Muivah had begun his peace mission recently after he was unable to proceed on May 5 to his ancestral Somdal village in Ukrul district of Manipur when the neighbouring State opposed his visit.
The Centre has invited Mr. Muivah to hold peace talks in New Delhi which is likely to be held at the end of this month.