New Delhi, 13th September 2014
Kukis in Delhi observe ‘Kuki Black Day’
The Kuki Students’ Organisation Delhi held a ‘Black Day’ on Saturday at Jantar Mantar. The Day of mass mourning marks the commemoration of the inhuman massacre of over 900 innocent Kukis between 1992 and 1996 by the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagalim(Isaac-Muivah) or more popularly known as NSCN-IM, especially on the September 13, 1993.
While urging the mass of about 1500 from different Kuki communities to not forget the fateful event, Chungkhokai Haokip, President of KSOD said, “We have not been mobilised here to generate hatred in our minds, but to seek justice for the departed souls.”
Speaking on the occassion, senior students and leaders discussed the historical background and the significance of the ‘Black Day’ observation. Amongst the speakers were Pu Sesei Lhungdim, Pu Lamkhotinthang Haokip, Dr. Letkhomang Haokip, Pu Henkholen Chongloi, Dr. Lhunkhothang Guite, Pu Ngamkhothang Haokip, Pu Kaikam Doungel, Pu Letkhotinthang Haokip and Pu Lunjalen Khongsai.
While concluding the mass assembly, Rev. Dr. Paokhosei Kipgen, Pastor of Kuki Worship Service Delhi encouraged the students to maintain peace and indulge in prayers for the departed. “Stay at peace as children of God and you are never denied justice”, he concluded. The assembly ended with a mass prayer and a candle light remembrance to those departed and their families.
Kuki Students’ Organisation Delhi
The Kuki people observed “Black Day” across insurgency-hit Manipur on Sunday to mourn nearly 1,000 people of the community allegedly killed by NSCN (IM) militants during ethnic clashes in the early Nineties.
During the NSCN (I-M) campaign for ethnic cleansing in the hills of Manipur, many innocent Kuki lives had been lost, starting from 1950’s, highly aggravated during 1992-93. Quit Notices were served to Kuki people living peacefully in their villages in all parts of Manipur. The Kukis vacated many of their villages. A Quite Notice was also served to the Kuki people in Zoupi Village, Tamenglong District of Manipur. A deadline was fixed for them before which they had to vacate their village. Thus, the Kuki people unwilling to resist the dictates of the devilish NSCN (I-M) vacated the village before the deadline and move away from the village as a caravan toward Taphou. However, the devils intercepted them on the way, stop them, separated all the man, tight their hands at the back, blindfolded them and started butchering-off their heads (not wanting to spent bullets on them) killing 88 helpless, defenseless man at the spot in broad day light in the sight of their women and children. Another incident on the same day, at Gelnel Village in Sadar Hills District, 13 helpless Kukis were brutally murdered, 4 persons at Santing Village and yet another 3 at Nungthut Village (Tamenglong District). All together the death toll of the day reached 108 on 13th September 1993.
List of Kuki victims killed by NSCN(IM) and Indian Security Forces: http://www.kukiinpimegh.webnode.com/list-of-victims/