Terming the presence of state forces in the Kuki-Zo dominated areas as pouring oil on the flame, the Committee on Tribal Unity, Sadar Hills has vehemently opposed the recent deployment of additional state security forces across the foothills of Kuki-Zo dominated areas.
The committee also alleged that on January 30 the surrendered UNLF-Pambei group clandestinely intruded into Khoken village in New Keithelmanbi areas in Kangpokpi district at around 3 pm stating that it was nothing but a clear indication of wanton exercise of political dominance by the majoritarian Meitei community over the minority Kuki-Zo community.
It stated that there is always ample peace in all areas dominated by the Kuki-Zo until shattered by the valley-based armed militias and secessionist militants, UNLF-MPA groups with a tactical and logistical support of fascist political leadership of the state of Manipur.
“In hindsight, the committee is in conjunction with the state of Manipur in matters pertaining to securing all border areas between the two geographical divides by a neutral security force”, it added.
However, the state security apparatus, which is already compromised in terms of its credibility, should not believe in itself to fulfill such noble duties, it further added.
It also stated that the state is welcome to provide security and succor to its citizens within the valley district and for the Kuki-Zo the presence of central security forces in the hills is sufficient to maintain the status-co.
The committee also called on CM Biren Singh and the erstwhile titular king, Leishemba Sanajaoba, MP to not inflame yet another animosity or wage a futile war against the minority on the pretext of security reasons.
“The Kuki-Zo community will never accept the presence of any state security forces especially IRBs, MRs, CDOs, and the valley-based armed militias or any secessionist Meitei militants into our lands”, it asserted.