TODAY -

SDFK joins boycott call of R-Day
Source: The Sangai Express

Kangpokpi, January 23 2020: After KNF-N, a non-SoO Kuki militant outfit declared Republic Day boycotted in all Kuki inhabited areas, another non-SoO Kuki militant, Socialist Democratic Front of Kukiland (SDFK) also boycotted the National event in all Kuki dominated areas.

The outfit information and publicity secretary, S Kuki said that since 1760, the Kukis had been fighting for their inherited right and had 'defended their ancestral land' even against the mighty British, which was later recorded in the colonial documents as the "Anglo-Kuki War" and it is widely spread amongst the academic communities.

He continued that the outfit appeals to the nations of the world to acknowledge the legitimate demand for Kukiland and recognise it as a "Sovereign State" (Chamlhat gam) with democratic ideal and principles.

(Grierson, GA (1904) 'Linguistic Survey of India,' vol 111, Part 111) and 'The Encyclopaedia Britannica" (1962, vol XIII ) record the Kukis inhabited both sides of the mountains dividing Assam and Bengal from Burma, south of the Namtaleik River and Grierson (1904) marks out that the territory inhabited by the Kuki tribes extends from the Naga Hills in the north down into the Sandoway District of Burma in the south, from Myittha River in the east, almost to the Bay of Bengal in the west, he alleged.

It is almost filled up by hills and mountain ridges, separated by deep valleys.

The elevation of the highest point increases towards the east, from about 3,000 feet in the Garo Hills to 8,000 and 9,000 in the region of Manipur.

This chain merges, in the east into the spurs, from which the Himalayas shoot out from the north of Assam towards the south.

From here, a great mass of mountain ridges starts southwards, enclosing the alluvial valley of Manipur, and thence spreads out westward to the South of Sylhet.

It then runs almost due north and south, with cross-ridges of smaller elevation, through the districts known as Chin Hills, Lushai Hills, Hill Tipperah, and the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

In the South, the mountainous region continues, through the Arakan Hill Tracts, and the Arakan Yoma, until it finally sinks into the sea at Cape Negrais while the total length of the range being some seven hundred miles, he further alleged.

He also alleged that Kukiland, as recorded by Dr George Abraham Grierson, Superintendent of the Department of Linguistic Survey of India (1904), was illegally occupied and siege till date by India, Myanmar and Bangladesh.

"Herein lies our God-given land, the land of the Kukis inhabited from time immemorial by our forefathers!", said S Kuki and asserted that SDFK will leave no stone unturned to regain their rightful land.


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