KRN appeals KPLT to withdraw ultimatum
Dimapur, August 13
THE Khonoma Rüffüno Nagaland (KRN), the apex body representing all Khonoma people, has appealed to Karbi People’s Liberation Tiger (KPLT) to withdraw its alleged ultimatum issued to 15 Rengma villages in Karbi Anglong district of Assam under the principle of “love your neighbor as yourselves”. This will ensure and restore the unity and feeling of brotherhood which existed from time immemorial and help both the ethnic groups move forward together in healthy relationship, KRN president Kuolachalie Seyie and general secretary Meto Khate said in a joint release on Tuesday. This is indispensable for holistic development and progress to take place for both the communities.
Stating that it upholds and strongly believes in brotherhood and peaceful co-existence amongst the ethnic tribes in the neighbourhood, the KRN said Karbi and Rengma brothers are sons of the soil in Karbi Anglong autonomous district of Assam.
Explaining that it is an undeniable fact that both the ethnic groups of people have been living there since pre-British India era, the KRN said it is good to have mutual respect and goodwill to prevail for human security.
The KRN also whole heartedly appreciated the good gesture extended by KPLT chief in giving assurance for protection to Rengma brothers and also for not pressing its alleged ultimatum to the 15 Rengma villages to quit Karbi Anglong district.
It further expressed gratitude and appreciation to the civil administration and security forces of Autonomous Council of Karbi Anglong and the State of Assam for providing adequate security to the Rengma villages.
However, it questioned for how long can the adequate security be provided to the 15 villages and how can there be peace and confidence in the minds of the Rengma brothers unless the alleged threat is withdrawn and proof of goodwill and cooperation is shown by the KPLT.