Imphal, Jan 24,
After various rebel group operating in the region has boycotted the Indian republic Day Celebration, more rebel groups had joined the boycott called.
The KNF-N(Kuki National Front-Nehlun) in a press statement said that the organisation will boycott India’s Republic’s Day Celebration. The mass boycott will be effective from 01:00Hrs to 17:30 Hrs on 26 January 2019 all over Kukis inhabited Areas. During these hours, all trade and commercial activities, all forms of Public and private transportations must not be operated. While emergency and essential services, media and religious activities will be exempted from the purview of the boycott.
“It is a universal known fact that the Kukis, through the greatest nation among the tribes, were divided by the British colonial Authority prior to Independence three countries without consulting their will, thus making them the smallest nation in their respective settled countries, e.i, India, Myanmmar and Bangladesh. The time has come to insult the then disintegration policy of the Might British at any cost. In this regard, many brave comrades since 1987 who took up arms struggle had lost their life. Therefore, we ourselves should sacrifice our life to regain the lost territory of Kuki inhabited areas and transform them into one nation and one administration by crushing the constitution of India and the provisional boundaries of tri-nation of South and South-East Asia”, Gogou Kuki, Information & Publicity of KNF(N) said and added that the KNF N demand the legitimate Birth Right of a Kuki Homeland permissible under the constitutions of India, through arms struggle, since the government had sidelined the Kuki National movement peacefully through non-violence initiated by Kuki National Assembly (KNA) set up way back in the 1960s for the political solutions and rights.
Another group called the United People’s Revolutionary Front of Manipur (UPRFM) has called for total shut down in the region opposing the Republic Day celebration. A statement of the Information and Publicity Secretary of the outfit , L. Rolin @ Thoupangba Meiteisai that the outfit calls 11 hour total shut down from 6 am to 5 pm on January 26.