IMPHAL, Sep 13 NNN: The 18th Kuki Black Day anniversary was widely observed across Manipur, including several states and foreign countries to remember the over 900 Kukis killed during the Naga-Kuki ethnic clashes that took place from1990s.
A function was also held at Kangpokpi u under the theme “Justice and Peace” at Brigadier M Thomas Ground under the aegis of Kangpokpi Town Committee.
Kangpokpi Town Committee general secretary Haokholun Chongloi said that the Kuki Black Day is observed every year since 1995 by the Kuki community as the Central and state Governments have not yet delivered justice to the victims slaughtered by the NSCN-IM.
Chongloi said, “We don’t want return of such carnage in future. Yet we are regretted that the Centre and the state have not shown mercy to the Kuki innocent.”He accused the two Governments of showing negligence on the Kuki community.
“Over 900 people were killed in the ethnic clashes, destroyed more than 300 villages and over 1 lakh families were suffered,” Chongloi further said.
Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) vice-president Haojakhup Lupho said that the NSCN-IM killed 87 unarmed Kuki civilians on this day, September 13 alone in 1993.He said that NSCN-IM should understand that history cannot be modified so the outfit’s articulate language on the carnage worth nothing. Lupho demanded that the Government should punish the NSCN-IM .
He further demanded that the Centre suspend the ongoing peace talks with the NSCN-IM and resolve the issue first.
Kuki National Front-Nehlun (KNF-N) also observed the day at Bongbal Khulen. It was also observed at Manipur University, New Lambulane and Langol. Kuki NGOs observed it in Moreh in Chandel district, Hojai and Haflong in Assam, Shillong, New Delhi, Banglore, Gujarat, too. It was also observed in the USA, UK and Singapore.
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