Imphal, March 18
Council of Kuki Worship Services (CKWS), expressed serious concern over the incidence of violence in burning of about 200 houses belonging to poor villagers of Chahsad Village in Kamjong District of Manipur on March 16.
The CKWS which is a non-denominational Church organization formed by Kuki Worship Services located in 20 cities of India and 4 cities abroad appealed to all concern for peace and harmony.
“CKWS earnestly, appeals to all concerned Christian brothers and sisters to abhor violence of any form, as followers of Christ, and find solution to problems and issues through peaceful dialogue and negotiation based on Biblical principles of mutual love, trust and respect rather than resorting to violence, which is detrimental to the well being of all”, a statement of the Church body said.
The CKWS also urged the Govt. authorities to take adequate action to ensure the rule of law, deliver justice, ensure safety and security of the villagers and fulfill its obligation as a responsible Government, to rebuild the life of affected villagers. It also appealed to all minority Christian communities in Manipur and North East India to remember bigger challenges the Church is facing today and promote a culture of peaceful coexistence and mutual support as Christians.