Black Day will only feed enmity, NSCN (IM) to Kukis
Dimapur, Sep. 14 (EMN): Citing ‘highly baseless allegation’ by the Kukis, the NSCN (IM) has sought to refute the ‘false claim and accusation of the Kukis’ though a statement issued by the group’s publicity cell on Friday.
“As a matter of fact, the Kukis started the Naga-Kuki conflict in 1992 which compelled the Nagas to form the Naga Lim Guard (NLG) for self defence against the aggressive Kukis, or else the marauding Kukis might have displaced more Naga villages and taken more tolls to the present figures of innocent Nagas’ lives. The Kukis in attempting to capture the strategic Moreh town in Khurmi region of Nagalim were the root cause of the Naga-Kuki conflict.
“The situation then flared up and spiralled in the entire Naga-Kuki inhabited areas. The Kukis invited the trouble and the Nagas were victimised instead. The tall claim of the Kukis that the NSCN carried out a genocidal (sic) act upon the Kukis is highly communal and inflammatory. The NSCN has no hand in the Naga-Kuki conflict which took place during 1992-1997. It was the NLG formed by the Naga villages which protected the Nagas and resisted the Kuki onslaught and aggression,” the statement read.
Dragging the name of the NSCN (IM) and accusing it of committing the Kuki genocide, it stated, was highly objectionable and malicious. “The NSCN instead took the initiative to reduce and stabilise the Naga-Kuki tension. The Kukis, not content with its false accusation against the NSCN, has been observing the so-called Black Day to continuously defame the NSCN and sabotage the NSCN-GoI peace talk in collaboration with the adversaries.
“In terms of casualty, both the Nagas and Kukis suffered with neither of the community claiming victory or defeat. There was no victor. Both were losers in the conflict. The childish act of the Kuki community by going extra miles to claim defeat and seek justice and compensation for their loss of lives and properties is nothing but an act of an over exaggeration, trickery, self-mockery and self-destruction.
“Many Naga villages too were reduced to ashes and snatched away by the Kukis, apart from the hundreds of Nagas that were brutally massacred by the Kuki public and militants together. It is to bear in our hearts that observing the Black day will never bring forth any generous and harmonious coexistence but will only increase the enmity/animosity between the Nagas and Kukis,” it further stated.