CoTU to escalate economic blockades, more checkpoints on NH 37

CoTU to escalate economic blockades, more checkpoints on NH 37

The Tribal Unity Committee CoTU, Sadar Hills, Kangpokpi District observed the “Day of Remembrance” to intensify the movement following the Center’s alleged ‘indifference’ in resolving the political problems of Kuki-Zo following its people’s mandate. decided. Four months of widespread violence in Manipur.
Thousands of Kuki-Zo people from Kangpokpi district gathered at Brig. M. Thomas Ground, Kangpokpi on Sunday evening to commemorate the 4-month-long widespread violence in the state since May 3.
A “Remembrance Day” commemorating the 4-month violence was organized by the Committee for Tribal Unity, President Hills Kongpokpi District with the theme song “I-Gam Hilou Ham” (Not Our Land) composed by L.S. was given Mangboi, who was recently killed in shelling by alleged state-sponsored militants in Churachandpur.
A minute’s silence was observed on behalf of the congregation as an expression of condolence to the martyrs of Kuki-Zo, while the sound of the ambulance siren paid tribute to the departed soul.

While the theme song, “I-Gam Hilou Ham” composed by L.S. Mangboi was sung by the joint Kuki-zo artists, the gathering demonstrated the unity of the Kuki-Zo people by holding candles, torches, and waving their mobile torches.
Motivational speech by COTU leaders, victims’ families and relatives, and Dr. Rev. V. Sitlhou, former Executive Secretary MBC, and the blessing of President TBA-I was the highlight of the event.
Meenakshi Singh, a social activist from Delhi, who also participated in the event, said, “We fought for the Kuki-Zo people in Delhi by organizing a protest rally, and various other types of protests, and the world is known for Kuki-Zo.”
Encouraging the large crowd, Minakshi Singh exhorted the Kuki-Zo women to stand up and fight for their rights and conveyed the message that the world is with them and no one can take away their constitutional rights.
Social workers of Delhi also provided heavy medical aid and other basic needs to the internally displaced persons in various relief camps and hospitals of the district.
On the occasion of the Remembrance Day, Lamminlun Singsit, General Secretary of CoTU, said that Kuki-Zo people from across Kangpokpi District have come together for the cause of the nation to remember and pay proper respect to our Kuki-Zo martyrs. Remembrance Day. Expressing solidarity with the bereaved families on the occasion of the fourth month-long violence.
He continued that the Indian government’s ‘softness’ in addressing the issue was unfortunate and unexpected, four months after the massive ethnic cleansing of Kuki-Zo by the majority Meiteis.
He urged the Center to speed up the process of separate administration for the people of Kuki-Zo.
The Tribal Unity Committee also decided to intensify the economic blockade along the two national highways passing through Kangpokpi district following the people’s mandate.
Lamminlun Singsit, General Secretary of CoTU, said that as we have decided to step up our movement with caution, for the first phase, we have set up economic blockades along the two national highways passing through Kongpokpi District. Has decided to speed up.
He said that we have set up more checkpoints at various strategic locations along National Highway-2 (Imphal-Dimapur road) and we will also intensify the economic blockade along National Highway-37 (Imphal-Jiribam road).
Therefore, we appeal to all transporters carrying essential items, especially along National Highway-37, to refrain from plying along both National Highways as we will intensify the economic blockade.
He also appealed to the people and various organizations inside and outside Manipur not to accept the imposition of economic blockade but to extend cooperation and cooperation to avoid misunderstanding in future.
Meanwhile, a Remembrance Day was also held at Sadar Hills East Saikul Block Ground with a similar theme song.
Thousands of people gathered at the Saikul block ground to mark the fourth month of violence against the minority Kuki-Zo ethnic groups in Manipur and to commemorate the death of 36 people, including 5 women, from the Sudar Hills East Saikul, most of whose bodies are now exhumed. Also exists. RIMS and JINMS are lying in mortuary in Imphal.
More than 80 Kuki-Zo villages in Saikul Assembly Constituency have been burnt down by Meitei mobs and armed citizens of Meitei.

Thousands of displaced persons are taking shelter in various relief camps in and around Saikul Sub-Divisional Headquarters.
The public gathering recounted their painful experiences of the past four months since May 3, while collective prayers were offered for the soul of the deceased and the bereaved families.

A wreath was also laid during the ceremony.
The gathering strongly appealed to the Government of India and all concerned to find a permanent solution to the problems currently faced by the Kuki-Zo ethnic minorities in Manipur, so that they can lead a peaceful and dignified life as equal citizens of this great democratic country.

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