Kuki body's appeal to PM before Naga talks

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Published: August 11,2020 10:47 AM
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August 11 2020: The Kuki Inpi Manipur has demanded the Prime Minister to settle the "criminal acts" of the NSCN(IM) before inking any peace deal with the Naga outfit.

August 11 2020: The Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM), the apex body of the Kuki tribes in Manipur has demanded the Prime Minister to settle the "criminal acts" of the NSCN(IM) before inking any peace deal with the Naga outfit. Referring to the alleged murder of over 90o Kuki people and displacement of over 1,00,000 Kuki people, it said that these acts should besettled before he government signs any peace deal. The KIM cautioned that any solution reached with the NSCN-IM without first settling the Kuki problem will sow seed of social chaos which can eventually cause extensive social and political upheaval in the region.





The KIM also reiterated its commitment for peaceful coexistence of the Meitei, the Kuki and the Nagas in Manipur. It accused the NSCN(IM) of undermining the rights of the Kuki people over the territories they have inhabited long before. Pointing out that of the 16 districts in Manipur, the Kukis dominate five of them, it said "Issue of Naga integration has aroused fear in our minds that vast territory of our land will be included in the proposed Naga Territorial Council."





The Kuki apex body also feared that a solution for the Nagas of Manipur, at the cost of the land belonging to the Kukis will add fuel to the simmering tensions between the two communities, as well as a strong disappointment towards the Government of India.




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