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Black Day Observes: over 905 victims still not delivered justice

Imphal, Sept 13: Commemorating the 1990s bloody ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the NSCN-IM, at which over 905 Kukis including women and children were slaughtered in the most merciless manner, Kukis from across the state today observed ‘Black Day’ or SHANIT NI.
Between 1992 and 1997, NSCN (IM) had launched attacks across Manipur, killing over 905 Kukis and burning down 360 Kuki villages. One lakh villagers became refugees on their own land.
Kukis the third largest community in the state observe September 13 as a ‘black day’ every year.
Observing Sahnit Ni or ‘black day’ to mourn the victims, the Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding that these criminal acts be brought to and resolved in a court of law before the Centre and NSCN (IM) reach an agreement in the ongoing peace talks. KIM is the apex body of Kuki civil bodies in Manipur.
Observing Sahnit Ni or ‘black day’ to mourn the victims, the Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding that these criminal acts be brought to and resolved in a court of law before the Centre and NSCN (IM) reach an agreement in the ongoing peace talks. KIM is the apex body of Kuki civil bodies in Manipur.

“The demand for justice has not been met despite the fact that the government is morallu obliged to resolve it,” the memorandum, signed by KIM president Thangkhosei Haokip and general secretary Khamliankhup Lianzaw, said. It added that the Kuki Inpi will be “forced to decide the collective political fate of the people” if the Centre fails to address this. every year by the Kuki people everywhere as a day of mourning and prayer for the 900+ innocent Kukis slaughtered by the NSCN-IM.
“The Kuki people have been seeking justice for these innocent who had fallen victims to NSCN-IM’s ethnic cleansing policy. But the central government seems to feign ignorance of this crime against humanity. Rather than prosecuting the criminals the government instead engaged them in a dialogue and signed the Framework Agreement” a leader of the community said.
In connection with the observance protest rally were staged at various places.
The KSO General Headquarters has earlier appealed to all and sundry to observe the 2 hrs long bandh/hartal as a mark of respect for all the deaths.

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