People of Kangpokpi district led by the leaders of CoTU on Friday marched on National Highway-2 and submitted a memorandum calling attention to the ‘occupation’ of Moreh to the Union Home Minister through the DC Kangpokpi.
In the representation CoTU Sadar Hills alleged that the ‘forceful occupation’ of Moreh is an attempt to provide a safe haven to Meitei insurgents from Myanmar.
CoTU and KSO General Headquarters have imposed a 48-hour total shutdown from midnight of November 1.
Deputy Commissioner Kangpokpi Mahesh Chaudhari assured the leaders that the memorandum would be forwarded.
Speaking to the media, CoTU general secretary Lamminlun Singsit said outlawed Meitei insurgents from Myanmar, who are part of the anti-democratic alliance seeking refuge in Moreh, are pursuing separation from India and they should not be welcomed in Moreh at any cost.
He further said that until their demands are given the attention it deserves, the Kuki-Zo populace will stand tooth and nail to fight the state terrorism in any form deemed fit for our survival.
Reminding the Union Home Minister of his verbal affirmation that the valley should be under the watch of N Biren Singh and the Hills under his watch, the Committee apprised the Union Home Minister that the prolonged presence of Meitei forces in Kuki-Zo areas is an intimidation to spoil the existing tranquillity.
It also stated that as the ongoing conflict is a communal conflict supported by the state, most of the state machineries are compromised and the need for implementing impartial policies such as installing immediate Helipad at Kangpokpi is very crucial and the airway should connect Churachandpur and Moreh for relieving the burdens of emergency travellers.