Home » Indian border town Moreh is a heaven for armed Kuki militants from both Indian and Myanmar – Report

Indian border town Moreh is a heaven for armed Kuki militants from both Indian and Myanmar – Report

by Rinku Khumukcham
0 comment 3 minutes read
Indian border town Moreh is a heaven for armed Kuki militants from both Indian and Myanmar – Report

Indian border town Moreh in Tengnoupal district of Manipur, located on the western side of Myanmar has now turned as a heaven for armed militants belonging to Chin Kuki communities of both India and Myanmar. A report said that Kuki National Front (KNF) which is under Suspension of Operation (SoO) with the India Government is jointly undergoing military training with Chin Kuki Defence Force (CKDF) of Myanmar at 3 (three) different locations in Moreh.
Moreh is one among the worst hit town in the ongoing conflict between Kuki and the Meitei that erupted in Manipur’s Churachandpur district. Following that Kuki community backed by the armed militants ensuing SoO had driven out all Meitei people from Churachandpur, Kangpokpi and Moreh town, by vandalizing and burning the houses. It’s over 5 months and the Meitei settlers of Moreh town still live in relief camps opened in Imphal as returning to their houses is more than suicide with kuki militants freely roaming in Moreh town. Today morning three militants were arrested while trying to loots abandoned Meitei houses in Moreh, near District Hospital.
According to police, the three were arrested at around 09:00 am, while conducting foot patrolling by Spl. CDO team in and around Moreh town. The three persons turn out to be Burmese on verification by police. They are identified as 1) Khamkhenthang Guite (25) yrs S/O Paochinlen Guite of Namphalong Sawbua II, Myanmar 2) Aung Mae (30) yrs S/o Mae Aao of Tamu Sawbua X, Myanmar 3) Aung Aung (25) yrs S/O Uoo Mao Mao of Tamu Sawbua XI.
Despite claims by Chief Minister of Manipur, state police sent for restoration of peace are blocked by kuki community from reaching their post at Moreh and the already deployed state police are restricted from performing their duty by Central forces particularly by the Assam Rifles, on the pretext that the presence of state police in Kuki area may escalate the ongoing violence.
About 3 (three) km from 5 Assam Rifles post in Moreh is a place called Sahei village. According to an insider, the KNF and CKDF cadres are having a military training camp at the village. State police are restricted from approaching the village site by the Assam Rifles, a source said. Similar such camps are also established at Champa, Thangcham, Minou and Boljang. In all this sites, the state police are restricted entry. The report said that family members of the armed group were settled at Haolenphai. In this area no armed training was conducted, the source said.
On October 14, 27 special commando of the state police were dropped at KLP camp of AR near Kondong Lairembi. They were stopped by around 50 men and women of Kuki community in front of the AR gate. State police team already in Moreh tried to bring them on October 16 but for reason not known they state force had to cancel the operation. The 27 Special commandos are in the KLP camp. On the other hand State police Commando who are already at Moreh are also restricted from entering to Kuki inhabited areas.
The armed group from Myanmar popularly known as Chin Kuki Defence Force (CKDF) is waging war against the government of Myanmar, and the armed Kuki militants particularly the Kuki National Front, which also operate in some portion Chin state in Myanmar.

You may also like

Leave a Comment


Imphal Times is a daily English newspaper published in Imphal and is registered with Registrar of the Newspapers for India with Regd. No MANENG/2013/51092


©2023 – All Right Reserved. Designed and Hosted by eManipur!

Adblock Detected

Please support us by disabling your AdBlocker extension from your browsers for our website.