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Kuki Inpi Asks the Central Government to Settle their Issue with the NSCN-IM First

Kuki Inpi

Disappointed with and opposing the central government’s decision of creating three councils for settling the Naga issue, the Kuki Inpi has asked the government to rather first concentrate on settling the criminal acts of the NSCN-IM. They complained that the murder of 905 innocent Kukis and the uprooting of 360 Kuki villages and seizing their land by the NSCN-IM should be settled by the government first.

Thangkhosei Haokip of Kuki Inpi and chairman of Kuki Organization for Human Rights (KOHUR), T. Lunkim have sent an appeal to the Prime Minister of India through a representation email requesting him to look after their issue with the NSCN-IM and provide them with an apt justice. It has to be mentioned here that the NSCN-IM had tortured the Kuki to a great extent which includes brutal killing of around 1000 innocent Kukis, uprooting 360 Kuki villages and displacing more than 100,000 Kukis.

The same representation email has also been sent to the UN secretary general, Geneva Antonio Guterres; chief, UNPFII, Henriksen Roy and the presidents of Myanmar of Bangladesh. The representation states, “It is crystal clear that the longest war fought for more than 100 years by the then Kuki Inpi (Kuki Govt) during 1761-1919 against the British Colonial Governments in India in the West and the then Burma (now Myanmar) in the east to save the tribal ancestral land including Manipur and Tripura states plus Assam State hills had resulted into the ‘Inner Line Permit’ orders barring entry of none residents of Independent Hill country on August 27, 1873.”

Charging the Naga revolutionist of a major crime, the Kuki Inpi and KOHUR said that all the tribal ancestral land should be respected. Also, no attempt of grabbing their land by creating any kind of law under Indian Constitutional law and impose them, upon the indigenous people should be made. One must respect the rights of the owners of the ancestral land and talks should be initiated with the traditional landowners.