Kuki-Meitei conflict should not harm ‘minor Naga tribes’— NSCN (IM)
NSCN (IM) put on record that the minor Naga tribes should not be “harassed” in any manner in a condemn on the ongoing violence between the Meiteis and the Kukis in Manipur
DIMAPUR — Condemning the ongoing violence between the Meiteis and the Kukis in Manipur, the NSCN (IM) on Thursday put on record that the minor Naga tribes should not be “harassed” in any manner.
A statement from MIP said the minor Naga tribes — Aimol, Chiru, Chothe, Kharam, Koireng and Kom — were part of the Naga community and they have been actively involved in the Naga political struggle for their freedom from India and Myanmar.
“Our Meitei brothers and Kukis should not take them otherwise and harass them in any manner. It is a matter of regret that one Kom village Kangathei village has come under attack by the Kuki militants and the villagers forced to vacate their Kangathei village.
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“Such vicious violence will only aggravate the situation and this must be put to stop forthwith for the sake of humanity and peaceful coexistence. Kindly consider this with a show of great sagacity and statesman’s foresight,” read the statement.
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It went on to state that the “attack against the place of human inhabitants” was “very inhuman”; burning down of places of worship (churches) were sacrilegious acts committed on religious lines; and all these acts of violence were in violation of human rights applicable to all members of human society.