Accusing the Manipur government of sponsoring ethnic cleansing programmes against the Kukis, womenfolk of Churachandpur on Tuesday staged a protest, demanding a separate administration.
The womenfolk gathered at various places, holding placards and banners, voising their concerns over the violence in Manipur. They gathered in front of the mini-secretariat, Tuibong, Churachandpur Police Station, Dorcas Hall, New Lamka and D Phailien Bazar.
The protest was organised by the Indigenous Tribal Leader’s Forum, women’s wing.
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They held a banner which reads: ‘Separate administration inevitable under total separation’. They also held placards that read stating ‘You have swept us out of Manipur. Do not cry for us. Bye’; ‘No separate administration, no rest, no love between us, be happy as good neighbour’; ‘defacto separation requires dejure recognition’; ‘Thank you Biren, you completed the process of total separation’; ‘Dear Meitei, we are separated already, stop interfering in our affairs’; ‘separate administration precedes peace and communal harmony’.
It may be mentioned that 10 MLAs of Kuki community, including two ministers, had demanded a separate administration, stating that Manipur miserably failed to protect their people.
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