Slamming the Meira Paibis for inciting the idea of marching till Kangpokpi and Churachandpur on August 13, the Committee on Tribal Unity Sadar Hills advised Meira Paibis to drop their plan as it could escalate the situation.
CoTU General Secretary Lamminlun Singsit said that there is a strong and legitimate apprehension of the motive of the said rally.
He added that any attempt to breach into the tribal territory in the name of a peace rally or whatsoever will be considered an attack on life and property of the Kuki-Zo people.
He also urged the Meitei community to restrain from organising such a rally in the hill areas considering the prevailing situation.
The CoTU's General Secretary also appealed to other communities to maintain their neutral stand and to refrain from participating or engaging in such events.
He further said that a total shutdown will be imposed from midnight of August 12 till midnight of August 13 in the entire Kangpokpi District.