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Cease all supplies to Kuki-Zo community from Senapati: SDSA

The SDSA stated that "despite our hospitality, patience, understanding and neutrality in this ongoing conflict, the Kuki miscreants have had the audacity to set a truck on fire within our land and jurisdiction on the night of June 6, 2024 just below Tumuyon Khullen".

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 24 Jun 2024, 3:25 am

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Reacting strongly to the disturbances of vehicular movements along National Highway 2 (NH-2) and the burning of a truck under its jurisdiction, the Senapati District Students Association (SDSA) has hit out at CoTU and issued strong dictate against the Kuki-Zo community.

The office of the Senapati District Students Association (SDSA), in pursuance of the press statement on June 3, 2024, ref.no. SDSA/64/22-24, urgently appealing for all concerned parties to refrain from unnecessarily hampering vehicular movements along National Highway 2 (NH-2) and to maintain the highway as a safe zone, free from any form of harassment, the Committee on Tribal Unity (CoTU) has, however, completely ignored our statement and plea, Information & Publicity Wing of the Senapati District Students' Association (SDSA) said in press statement.

The SDSA stated that "despite our hospitality, patience, understanding and neutrality in this ongoing conflict, the Kuki miscreants have had the audacity to set a truck on fire within our land and jurisdiction on the night of June 6, 2024 just below Tumuyon Khullen". 

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Condemning the act of arson in the strongest term, the SDSA termed is as a "direct challenge to our authority and also a grave threat to the safety and well-being of all communities". The student body also demanded that the culprits be booked and befitting punishments be given as per the Law, at the earliest.

The SDSA also stated that it is imperative to take immediate and stringent actions to prevent any further escalations and to safeguard the interests of all communities. 

Hence, following a resolution adopted at the 2nd Federal Assembly, held at Nteiramphung (Tumnoupokpi) on June 1, 2024, the SDSA stated that the student body (SDSA) shall not be held responsible or accountable for any and all eventualities that befall the Kuki-zo community dwelling and living within Senapati. The responsibility for any adverse outcomes rests solely with the CoTU and their subordinates, it stated.

The SDSA also stated that effective immediately, no goods or commodities shall be permitted to be supplied to the Kuki-zo areas from Senapati or any other sources within our jurisdiction. This embargo is a necessary measure to respond to the unwarranted aggression and to protect the interests of our community, it added.

Individuals, businesses, or firms within Senapati are hereby strictly prohibited from engaging in any commercial transactions, business dealings, or trade with the Kuki-zo community. This prohibition extends to all forms of economic interactions and transactions, the SDSA said.

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The SDSA also warned that any person or entity found violating this order shall bear the full consequences of their actions. We will not be held responsible for any harm, loss, or misfortune that befalls those who disregard this directive. 

The responsibility for their safety and the repercussions of their actions will rest entirely on them, the SDSA warned.

The student body stated that this order has been issued in the interest of maintaining peace, order, and the safety of all communities. We urge all parties to comply strictly with this directive and to act responsibly and considerately to avoid further conflict, the SDSA appealed.

 

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