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'Separate state' demand affront to Naga, Meetei: COCOMI
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, July 15 2023: Reacting to the 'separate state' demand raised by the Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM), Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) said KIM's assertion is an attempt to fulfil the long cherished dream of Chin-Kuki narco-terrorist group for creation of narco-state.

A careful study of KIM's demand and the prevail ing situation makes clear that KIM is hand-in-glove with Churachandpur based Chin Kuki narco terrorist group, who intentionally attacked Meetei community to trigger a communal riot/violence so that some Kuki civilians fall victims to retaliation by Meetei, to claim that Kukis and Meetei communities cannot live together again and subsequently justify the demand for separation, a COCOMI statement said.

The remark made by a Naga leader few days that demanding home land by outsiders after occupying the land they do not belong to is an act of war and this universal truth is happening in Manipur now after illegal immigrants from Myanmar claim themselves as indigenes and demand Kuki home land by attacking Meetei civilians, COCOMI maintained.

It also recounted that after the sudden demise of the first British political agent for Manipur, Captain George Gordon, in 1840, Captain William McCulloch was appointed political agent.

King Narasingh, who ruled sovereign Manipur during the time, brought the Khongsai which is clearly written in the pages of history.

In view of his hard work to seek approval from the king for Khongsai settlement in Manipur, some historians consider William McCulloch as Godfather for Khongsai now known as Kukis.

Only few Kukis were allowed to settle in Manipur around 180 years back.

After Manipur became part of India, some more'Kukis were allowed to settle in Manipur in the year 1966-67 as refugees.

From the year 2005 onwards, there had been unabated influx of illegal immigrants and all of them were naturalised.

Along with Kukis already settled in Manipur, these naturalised illegal immigrants developed fake history and spread propaganda before the global people that they are being targeted by Meetei community.

They even submitted memorandum to the global forum demanding a separate Kuki land by carving out of the existing state/nation but their act indeed is akin to waging war against indigenous Meetei and Naga society of Manipur, the COCOMI said.

While urging people to understand that KIM is playing a significant role for realisation of Chin-Kuki narco, terrorist group's dream of having a narco-state where narco-industry and infrastructure could flourish without any disturbances, COCOMI said it will make known the matter to the global people.

In view of KIM's association with Chin-Kuki narco-terrorist to create a narco-state and their terror acts, innocent Kuki civilians are now facing difficulty in residing in many parts of India as they are being dragged on to the part of narco-terrorism, the COCOMI said.


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