UPRF flays Kuki orgs.’s protest in Karbi Anglong
Diphu, Sep. 20 (EMN): United People’s Revolutionary Front (UPRF) has denounced the protest staged by few people under the banner of Kuki Students Organisation (KSO), Kuki National Assembly (KNA), Kuki Gaonbura Association (KGBA) and Kuki Women Union (KWU) on Saturday at Semson Sing Ingti Memorial Park.
UPRF stated that it was staged to mount pressure on the government, terming the demonstration as ‘absurd and illogical’ done on the behest of distress People’s Democratic Alliance of Kukigam (PDAK) leaders.
“There is nothing to put pressure on the government as it is not responsible for the delay. The so-called PDAK leaders are responsible for the delay in inking the peace agreement as they refused to sign the agreement in the month of February 2021. The group lead by Khaithang Doungel along with his 80 cadres were ready to sign the agreement while the senior UKDA cadres, who wanted to sign the peace agreement are led by Khaithang Doungel and Thangboi Guite with 80 cadres. The leaders are misleading the organisations, which has resulted in the division of United Kukigam Defense Army (UKDA) into two groups”, the secretary stated.
The UPRF condemned the protest, as it does not represent the sentiments of the Kuki public. Moreover, it reminded that few leaders are not the people’s mandate. At the same time, the front maintained that it would never accept any power mongers in the Kuki society to play dirty politics, which may lead to division of the Kuki society in Karbi Anglong, as the Kuki people of Karbi Anglong would act in accordance with the healthy atmosphere of the district.
On the other hand, the Kuki National Assembly (KNA) has clarified that the organisation had not organised any rally with the Kuki Students Organisation, Kuki Gaonbura Association and Kuki Women Union to demand the creation of Kuki Regional Council at Semson Sing Ingti Memorial Park on Saturday.
Moreover, it stated that the surrendered militants could not hold such a rally. This kind of divisive and communal forces should always be kept at arm’s length, as it may become a social issue. It also said that the rally was organised by some people of the Kuki community to supersede the constitutionally elected leaders of KNA and take over the office illegally. Therefore, the KNA appealed to the government and public not to be misled by the demands.