IMPHAL, July 2: The Zeliangrong Youth Front (Assam, Manipur & Nagaland) has said that the proposed peaceful protest rally of the Kukis under the Kuki Inpi Manipur against the “lackadaisical attitude of the government of India towards the plight of the Kukis” is only an attempt to stir up misunderstanding again between the Kuki-Naga by vested interest people.
A statement of the front has said that such attempts will not fructify as the people of both the communities are very much aware of the past and do not desire to commit the same.
“The Kuki people are not the only one who suffered but Naga people suffered much more at the hands of the different Kuki underground groups,” the statement asserted.
“To cite some instances, on 19th October, 1994, passenger bus bound between Longmai (Noney) and Imphal was pushed down to gorge near Kotlien village on NH 53 by Kuki underground killing more than twenty innocent people instantly with several other co-passengers got seriously injured including life time cripple,” it said.
The statement further said that another passenger bus bound between Imphal-Noney was stopped near Sekjang village along NH. 53 and killed innocent people after pulling them down from the bus.
“Killing Nagas was committed by Kuki underground at Kangpokpi bazar, I.T road, Hengbung, different villages in Chandel district, on the Imphal-Ukhrul road, in Churachandpur district, Senapati district and other places wherever the Kuki underground came across Nagas,” it said while asserting that the Nagas have not observed “Black Day” or are not staging any rally for the sake of peace and tranquillity.
It has further charged the State government of not providing adequate security measures to ensure safety of the people.
“Organising such rally is doubtful to be the handiwork of some vested interest people with ill motivated intention to mislead the general public,” it said before adding that organising of such rallies would only expose more hidden agendas therefore, the people will be the judge.