The Kuki Chiefs’ Association-Tengnoupal (KCA-T) has conveyed deep dismay over the alleged blatant disregard for its sincere appeal against the construction of border fencing along the India-Myanmar border.
The association stated that in the face of vehement public opposition, the implementation of the border fencing has not only raised significant apprehensions but also elicited deep concern within the Kuki community.
“This brazen action signifies a stark betrayal of democratic values as it silences the collective voice of the people, undermining the very essence of democratic principles”, it asserted.
It also stated that the Kuki Chief’s Association-Tengnoupal, having clearly outlined the reasons for opposing the project, will be steadfast in its opposition to the construction of border fencing, which threatens the cultural and traditional rights of the Kukis residing on both sides of the border.
“In a resolute advisory stance, we implore the pertinent project-implementing agencies for the immediate suspension of the border fencing of the India-Myanmar border”, it stated.
While calling for a reconsideration of these actions to preserve the peace and harmony in the region, the Association further stated that any arbitrary and coercive efforts to persist with the project will instigate public unrest, posing a significant threat to regional tranquillity and stability.