Two non SoO militant declares I-Day boycotted
Civil bodies of Kpi back away from boycott
KANGPOKPI | Aug 12
To honour the Independence Day celebrations, civil bodies of Kangpokpi district under the aegis of Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi District decided to call off the boycott called in connection with prevailing issues in the district. On the other hand, two non SoO Kuki militant groups have declared Independence Day boycotted in the hill districts of the State.
The civil voluntary organisations under the aegis of Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi district had earlier warn of boycotting India’s Independence Day as its first step of agitation to be followed by various other form of intense stir over the alleged non empowerment of newly created Kangpokpi district despite of repeated government assurance to implement all the inevitable necessary powers and functions to fully empowered the district.
It had demanded the state Government to accomplished its assurance and commitment to the people of Kangpokpi in practical by issuing all necessary official orders with regards to fully empowerment of the district before August 15 while warning to boycott the Independence Day in the form of 36 hours total shutdown from 6 am of August 15 till 6 pm the next day including total shutdown along the two important National Highways No.2 (Imphal-Dimapur) road and No.37 (Imphal-Jiribam) road as its first step of agitation.
However, in a joint meeting held yesterday at Kangpokpi district headquarters in the presence of Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi District and Chief Association the civil bodies have decided to back away from boycotting the Independence Day celebrations and suspend its propose stirs for a while in honour of Independence to millions Indians and in respect of the committed services and hard struggles of the district deputy commissioner and superintendent of Police despite their limitation towards public welfare.
The Civil bodies of Kangpokpi, however, reminded the state Government that the proposes stirs are not fully withdrawn and it could be resumed anytime and it will be wise on the part of the Government not to compel them to resume it as it if once its agitations are started it will be intense.
Meanwhile, two non-SoO militant groups, the Kuki National Front-Nehlun (KNF-N) and Socialist Democratic Front of Kukiland (SDKF) have declared to boycott the India Independence Day.
The Kuki National Front (KNF-N) declares to boycott the Independence Day Celebration 2019 in the Hill districts of Manipur to be commence from the evening of August 14 till the dusk of August 15 with an aim “to wake up the Central government from forgetting the Kuki forefather’s contributions towards India Independence movement and to let the Central Government know their attitude toward the Kukis which they alleged the Government has ignored the legitimate birth right of the Kukis for creation of Kukiland since time immemorial.”
The outfit Information and Publicity Secretary, Gou alias Kuki said that they are not against peace but rather against the frame work agreement as it will result in chaos and hatred amongst the dwellers of the State while adding that KNF-N will carry out with our might and strength in boycotting India Independence day until they achieve their goal. They urged all the CVOs and any other organisation to support them. The outfit also warned the general public to stay away from highways and roads on August 15.
On the other hand, another non-SoO Kuki militant Socialist Democratic Front of Kukiland (SDFK) while highlighting its unwavering stance on its demand for Kuki state has also decided to boycott India’s Independence Day and appealed the public to observe total shutdown on August 15.
The outfit Information and Publicity Secretary, S. Kuki said that Socialist Democratic Front of Kukiland (SDFK) is an organisation formed on March 1, 2018 to campaign for the realisation of full-fledged state of Kukiland in India. Since 1760, the Kukis had been fighting for their inherited right for over 160 years and had defended their ancestral land even against the mighty British, which was later recorded in the colonial documents as the “Anglo-Kuki War” while the same was widely spread amongst the academic communities, it said. While appealing to the nations of the world to acknowledge the legitimate demand for Kukiland and recognize it as a “Sovereign State” (Chamlhat gam) with democratic ideal and principles, it also said that (Grierson, GA (1904) ‘Linguistic Survey of India,’Vol 111, Part 111) and ‘The Encyclopedia Britannica’ (1962, Vol xiii, pp511) records the Kukis inhabited both sides of the mountains dividing Assam and Bengal from Burma, South of the Namtaleik River.
It said that Grierson (1904) also marked out the territories inhabited by the Kuki tribes extended from the Naga Hills in the north down into the Sandoway District of Burma in the south, from Myittha River in the east and almost to the Bay of Bengal in the west.
It further said that Kukiland, as recorded by superintendent of the department of Linguistic Survey of India (1904), Dr. George Abraham Grierson, was illegally occupied and seized till date by the trilateral countries i.e. India, Myanmar, Bangladesh and imprisoned its sovereign (Chamlhat) nature since the end of the WW-II. The outfit also said that in this lies our God-given land, the land of the Kukis inhabited from time immemorial by our forefathers and “the SDFK will leave no stone unturned to regain our rightful Kukiland.”
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