DIMAPUR, May 15 � The NSCN-IM today said it has decided not to attend the reconciliation meeting to be held at the highest level from May 21 at Chiang Mai, Thailand, till a clarification is made on the recent political development involving the NSCN (Khole-Kitovi).
A press note issued by �Chief Principal Secretary� Samson Jajo of the NSCN-IM said the decision was taken at a joint council meeting of the steering Committee and Council of Kilonsers on May 14.
The joint council meeting felt that the recent political development whereby the Khole-Kitovi group had intimated to the Government of India through the MHA Joint Secretary Shambhu Singh to seek settlement within the boundary of the so-called Nagaland state is �a calculated-deliberate step to sabotage the hard earned 14 years negotiations being held at the highest level of the GoI and the NSCN�.
It is also an assault on the Reconciliation process, it added. It has, therefore, said it has decided to refrain from attending the reconciliation meeting scheduled for May 21 at Chiang Mai, Thailand, till clarification is made to the Naga people by the group concerned.
�The joint council is of the opinion that the FNR is required to make its position very clear on the matter,� the release said.