A major group of Naga tribes, the Kukis which is also found in Manipur and Assam, have alleged Thuingaleng Muivah to killing hundreds of Kuki people between 1992 and 1997. The Kukis are seeking justice for the “Kuki genocide” and wants the government at the centre to interfere with proper justice on the issue before sealing the final peace deal with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah).
The Kuki tribe urging the government for rendering necessary justice and punishment for Mr. Muivah for the massacre of more than 1,000 Kukis by the NSCN-IM between 1992 and 1997, observes the 25th Sahnit (black day) in New Delhi on Thursday.
Letzamang Haokip of the Sahnit Committee said, “September 13 marks the darkest day in Kuki history. On this day in 1993, the NSCN-IM cadres killed more than 115 innocent Kuki civilians (mostly in Manipur’s Senapati district). The horrendous pogrom that lasted for five years, saw more than 350 villages burnt and 1,000 people, including women and children, killed. This led to the internal displacement of more than 1,00,000 Kukis in Manipur.”
The committee has already begun observing Black Day across north-East and has now targeted the national capital because they think it is necessary that New Delhi should also be reminded of the atrocities of the NSCN-IM.
The massacre of more than 1000 Kukis by the Naga extremist group NSCN-IM was brutal and inhumane and the tribe definitely deserves to get justice for this painful past.
Haoneo Baite, secretary of the committee also expressed his fury and grief over the denial of justice on the Kuki genocide issue. He said, “Why is the government denying justice to the Kukis, who are as much stakeholders in this country as others? Why is the perpetrator of Kuki genocide, Muivah, being engaged in talks and not brought to justice? Don’t the Kukis deserve to be heard.”