KANGPOKPI, September 9: Kanggui (Kangpokpi) Christian Church soothed the agony and affliction of the tribal martyrs of Churachandpur while sharing the grief of the bereaved families in a condolence service held yesterday evening in the Church.
The condolence service attended by hundreds of Christians also prayed for peace and tranquility in the State and sought the Almighty to enlighten the leaders in bringing amicable solution to the tribal issues.
The condolence service led by Rev. J. Lunkim was organized in a very unique ways as all the Church Deacon Board wore a black uniform, walked on to the pulpit with the beating of the traditional gong and lit candles while all the attendance paid a standing honor in honor of the tribal martyrs.
After the Candle Lit service, a minute silence was also observed by the gathering with the traditional Gong rhymetically buzzing inside the Church till the condolence service ended.
The gathering held a mass prayer for the tribal martyrs and the bereaved families seeking comfort and relieve as well as spiritual reconciliation over the sacrificial victims among the people.
Seikhomang Khongsai, president of Kuki Inpi Sadar Hills illustrated how the three bills passed by the State government causes danger to tribal interest while adding that it is a `diabolic movement` to trigger explosive nature among the valley and hills.
He continued that time has come for the tribal people to pledge to pursue their Charter of Demands in right earnest for themselves, for the peoples and for the new generation and vow to stand firm, determined and united.
The KISH leader further said that the Manipur Government has undermined the protection provision for the hill tribal under Article 371 (C) of the Indian Constitution.
He also condemned the Hill Area Committee (HAC) and all the tribal MLAs in the strongest terms for allegedly failing to discharge their sovereign duty to protect the constitutional provisions guaranteed for the tribal people of Manipur.
A congregate also organized a mass contribution for the injured tribal victims for their medical and treatment expenses.