The proscribed Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) and Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF) on Saturday strongly refuted the allegations raised by World Kuki-Zo Intellectual council (WKZIC) of involvement in killing of three Kuki youths in Sopijang Kuki village, near Thowai Kuki village, Ukhrul district, Manipur.
In a release signed by its secretary, publicity and research A Yaiphaba, KYKL refuted the charges, stating that the said accusation is totally baseless.
“We have no connection, however weak and remote, with the above-mentioned incident of killing three Kuki youths,” KYKL stated.
KYKL does not have any sort of alliance or collaboration with the Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF), not even private friendship with its leaders and other members, it further stated.
“We, being a revolutionary organization having the deepest conviction in the unity of ‘WESEA’ region and eager to bring about a united front of all freedom-loving native communities of the region, including those in Manipur, would like to appeal to the ‘intellectuals’ of WKZIC, in particular, and the right-thinking Kuki elders, in general, to kindly delve into the mistakes committed by some narco-terroristic Kuki leaders in initiating and perpetuating this prevailing turmoil and to correct them in the interest of both the confronting communities, instead of barking up the wrong tree,” it stated.
The MNRF also strongly refuted the allegation of WKZIC as baseless, unfounded and unsubstantiated without any shred of evidence.
It is highly unbecoming of an intellectual body like WKZIC pointing its accusing fingers at MNRF of its involvement, stated a rejoinder signed by chief information secretary, MNRF HS Shimray.
MNRF is not involved in this communal conflict in any manner whatsoever and is deeply pained by the unfolding ethnic crisis in the State of Manipur, it mentioned.
It said that the bond of blood relationship between the Meitei and the Tangkhul cannot at all time be pulled in for any kind of adventure. At the same time the old wounds of the Kuki-Naga conflict should not be tracked un-necessarily, it added.
MNRF is upholding both the communities in our prayer for sooner reconciliation, it added.