Isak Swu and Khaplang meeting unlikely: NSCN-K

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Kohima, Feb 09 (PTI) Despite consistent efforts byForum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) to facilitate a meeting atthe highest level among leadership of Naga groups, NSCN(K) hasasserted that such a meeting between its president S SKhaplang and NSCN-IM chief Isak Chishi Swu is unlikely.

Refuting media reports about visit of Khaplang, theBurmese Naga, to Nagaland for a meeting with Swu who is now inNew Delhi, as part of FNR initiated Naga reconciliationprocess, NSCN-K president�s office in a statement yesterdaysaid there was "no truth in it (report)".

"NSCN chairman has not given any consent on meetingIsak," spokesman P Tikhak said in the statement.

At the initiative of FNR, NSCN-IM chairman, NSCN-Kchief and NNC/FGN president S Singiya had signed "Covenant ofReconciliation" in 2009 at Siang Mai in Thailand.

Although Covenant of Re-conciliation was signed basedon the ''historical and political rights'' of the Nagas, ''unlessthe historical and political rights are honoured there is noquestion of meeting,'' the statement asserted.

NSCN-K chairman agreed to sign the Covenant ofRe-conciliation hoping to bring peace and an end tofratricidal killings, the statement said.

"But, NSCN-IM are continuing their parleys with thatsame agenda and many more secret agendas in hand; which is notacceptable and hence it is also not possible to reconcile withthe people with an ulterior motive," the spokesman said.

The statement declared that "we withdraw all ourcommitment on re-conciliation from those parties who hadcommitted a national crime by selling the sovereign rights ofthe Nagas to the occupational forces".

The group affirmed that ''sovereignty'' was the onlysolution for Nagas, saying "nothing less than it wasacceptable or will be acceptable for the Nagas".

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