The Kuki Inpi Manipur, the apex body of the Kuki tribes, has expressed concern over CM Biren’s statement that there is a process of signing Suspension of Operation (SoO) between one of the Meitei militant groups and Government of India.
Vehemently reacting to the claim, the Kuki Inpi Manipur Information and Publicity Secretary, Janghaolun Haokip said that the process of signing of Suspension of Operation (SoO) between one of the Meitei militant groups and the Government of India is “highly suspicious”, especially at a time when the Meiteis are unequivocally demanding abrogation of SoO with the Kuki-Zo groups and when the influx of Myanmar-based Meitei terrorists groups into the Imphal valley is critically alarming despite N Biren Singh government’s tall claim not to tolerate the influx of illegal immigrants.
KIM also highlighted that even as the state of Manipur is caught in an unprecedented ‘communal warfare’, the rhetoric of the state leadership including blatant lies and outrageous propagandas, and of ignorance and arrogance against the plight of the Kuki-Zo community continues to ensnare the state with no end in sight.
“Although the conflict in Manipur is not triggered by religious differences per se; the presence of a religious undertone is irrefutable in the fact that even some Meitei churches were attacked by the Meitei radicals”, asserted Janghaolun Haokip.
He maintained that the irony and hypocrisy of Biren Singh urging for support and cooperation to maintain the unity and integrity of Manipur is horrendous as it is clear to every fair-minded individual, even from within the Meitei Community, that Biren Singh-led Manipur state government is complicit in the orchestration and perpetration of the ongoing conflict in the region.
He continued that CM Biren has no moral right to express sorrow for the catastrophe of his own doing.
He also said that at this critical juncture, Biren Singh and the Meiteis must realize the futility of the message of “the return of peace and normalcy” and the idea of “undivided Manipur.”