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Kukis in Manipur observes Black Day demanding justice to victims of NSCN-IM’s genocidal mission

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Imphal, Sept 13: Kuki communities in the state today observed SAHNIT NI (Black Day) at various places demanding justice to the victims of NSCN-IM’s genocidal mission at which nearly 1000s of Kuki people including women and children were slaughtered during 1992 to 1997.
106 victims were felled to silence on the 13th September 1993 at a village in Joupi in Tamenglong District of Manipur. The day is marked as Kuki Black Day or Sahnitni.
As per record from the Kuki Inpi Manipur, an apex body of the Kuki civil society organization, as many as 905 Kukis including pregnant women, children, disabled and aged persons were massacred by cadres of NSCN –IM during the year 1992 to 1997, over 1,00,000 kuki villagers were displaced and left as homeless and as many as 360 Kuki villages were uprooted and seized.
As a mark of remembrance to the deadly massacres the Kuki community across the state has been observing the today as Black Day. Main ritual service were held today Kangpokpi in Sardar Hill district and Tuibong in Churachandpur district among others.
The ritual programme at Kangpokpi was organised by Kuki Inpi Gunhom Lhang in association with Kangpokpi Town Committee, KYU and KWWO under the supervision of Kuki Inpi Sadar Hills and Kuki Inpi Manipur.
Paying condolence in front of IB, Kangpokpi to the departed souls and speech on SAHNIT NI (Black Day) and Human Rights by Dr. Satkai Chongloi, Gen. Secy. Kuki Human Rights Organization (KOHUR) are the highlights of the ritual service held at Kangpokpi.
The ritual programmed held at Indoor Stadium Tuibong under the theme “Lest We Forget” was jointly organized by Kuki Inpi Churachandpur and Kuki Students’ Organisation Churachandpur. Condolence and speeches on the issues are the main highlights of the programme.
To deliver justice and demanding unveiling of the Truth for the innocent victims of the Ethnic Cleansing, the KUKI INNPI, Manipur the Apex Body of the Kukis in Manipur has submitted over 60 plus memorandums to the successive Government of India, speakers during the observation said.
In today observance too, the Kuki Apex body submitted another memorandum to the Prime Minister of India demanding immediate settlement of the Kuki Genocide (1992- 1997) committed by the NSCN –IM.
The memorandum urged the Government of India to hold any final settlement between the Government f India and the NSCN-IM before justice is delivered to the innocent Kuki victims which were massacred by the NSCN-IM. It urged the government to settle the act of criminal by the NSCN-IM before the court of law.

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