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TTBR condemns misquoting Moyon tribe as ‘Kuki’

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Imphal, Aug 23,

The Moyon Naga Student’s Union (TTBR), Manipur expressed strong condemnation to the alleged use/display of Moyon Traditional shawl during the Freshers Orientation programme organised by Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO), Delhi at SSS-I Auditorium, JNU, New Delhi on August 17, 2019.
A statement issued by TTBR stated that the motive behind using/display of another tribe traditional shawl without obtaining formal permission is doubtful and dreadful. Moreover, it will render different message and confusion to the people and the nation in near future. The fact that the KSO friends trying to distort the uniqueness and distinctive history by misquoting Moyon tribe as old Kuki is very unfortunate and uncalled for, a statement added.
It added that, Moyon tribe existed in Manipur since 1st century A.D. as per the Moyon oral traction archaic text Poreiton Khunthokpa (Migration of Poreiton) ,  Hareshwar Goshwami (History of the people of Manipur), is one of the Scheduled tribes of Manipur and oldest Indian tribe recognised by the Indian Constitution under the Kinsmen of Naga brethrens, whereas, Kuki appear for the 1st time in Rowlin’s article title “On the manner, religion and laws of Cucis or Mountaineers of Tipra”, published in Asiatic Researcher, volume 2, 1792.
The statement further said that the Moyon tribe is one of the oldest tribe with not a sizeable population who have settled mostly both in India and Myanmar since time immemorial. So, it is unfortunate that the KSO friends are trying to distort crystal clear history of Moyon Naga tribe. Therefore, the Moyon Naga Students’ Union (TTBR) appealed not to commit such unethical things in the near future instead.

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Rabi Takhellambam, a resident of Kairembikhok Mayai Leikai, ThoubaI District has been in the field of Journalism for more than 10 years. Rabi, is well known for his reporting from Thoubal side and Indo-Myanmar border. Rabi is also a member of All Manipur Working Journalist Union, the parent body of Journalist Union in Manipur. He can be contacted by email at [email protected]

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1 comment

    SB HAOKIP Friday, 23 August 2019 23:11 Comment Link

    What do you have to say about the appearance of Mayon traditional attires in culture dance or fashion parades during KUT festival which is the festival of the Chin Kuki Mizo tribes?
    Is it because of getting some few bucks from the KUT committee that you remain silent and none from the KSO that you started to raise question?
    We call spade a spade.

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