Former member of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) national board from Manipur Robin Blackie on Sunday appealed to the Union Home Minister to book Lien Gangte under Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act and possibly declare him as a ‘Wanted’ fugitive.
Blackie told the media at his residence located at Keibung Maibam Leikai, Imphal West that a Manipuri Kuki Lien Gangte who is also president of North American Manipur Tribal Association (NAMTA) sought support for Zo-Kuki community on September 22 during ‘Surrey Gurudwara’ of British Columbia, Canada.
The Gurudwara is considered as a hot-spot for Khalistani separatist activities in Canada, he said.
He said the slain terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar was the president of ‘Surrey Gurudwara’ as well as leader of ‘justice for Khalistan’. His address there during the Indo-Canadian diplomatic row needs minute examination, and he is conscientiously conceding himself with anti-Indian elements tormenting law and order disturbances in the state of Manipur, he alleged.
Blackie said the dream for formation of ‘Zallengam’ or ‘Kukiland’ comprising areas of Manipur (India), Myanmar and Bangladesh is an instigation for secessionist movement and an open revolt and challenge to Government of India.
He added that the recent jump in drug trafficking and gun running activities in the vicinity of Mizoram is an initiative of Kuki-Zo politicians and a part of a criminal nexus of international magnitude and it needs indepth analysis.
Gangte’s false narrative of minority tribal Christians oppressed by majority valley Hindus is a willful exaggeration and a clear example and playing victim card in front of international audiences, he added.
Besides, Blackie strongly condemned the killing of two innocent students by suspected Kuki militants. He expressed trust that the present government will book the culprits involved in the crime.