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Kuki bodies oppose ‘alternative arrangement’ for Nagas of Mnp

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By EMN Updated: Feb 27, 2014 10:58 pm
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Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, February 27

The Kuki Inpi, Manipur (KIM) and Kuki Organisation for Human Rights (KOHR) have apprised Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde the Centre’s move to constitute ‘a high level committee’ on ‘Alternative Arrangement’ for Nagas in Manipur is sowing seeds of communal disharmony amongst the people of Manipur.
In a memorandum to Shinde today, both KIM and KOHR said setting of high level committee is aimed reviving violence against innocent people.
“Much more than enough memoranda have been submitted to the President of India, the Prime Minister and Union Minister (Home) of India, candidly explaining the reason why any kind of settlement with the United Naga Council (UNC) must be preceded by the settlement of their criminal acts of 905 innocent loyal Kukis murdered, 306 loyal Kuki villages uprooted and 1,00,000 loyal Kukis made homeless,” the memo said.
It said the ‘quit Notice’ of the United Naga Council on October 22, 1993 with a warning of dire consequences resulted in the killings of 105 innocent people, including pregnant women, babies, aged, invalid people, uprooting of 360 villages and making 100,000 Kuki people homeless/refugees in their own homeland.
“What has been demanded is that the settlement should be made in a proper court of Law of the Country first, before any kind of talk, settlement etc are brought about with the UNC,” the two Kiki bodies demanded.
The memorandum said any political talk or settlement with one particular community in Manipur, particularly in Hills, is trampling the rights of other ethnic groups living together peacefully with the Nagas.
If amicable settlement has not been done prior to a possible ‘Alternative Arrangement’, the past damages could also be justified as instigated by the Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of that period of time when damages were done, the Kuki bodies added.
Any kind of arrangement, political or social, must be for all and should never be made for one exclusive ethnic group alone, the memorandum stated while issuing a warning that if this is completely ignored again, the Kukis will not remain silent anymore.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 27, 2014 10:58:59 pm