Over killing of 3 kukis, hundreds of tribal women protested in Imphal

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Over killing of 3 kukis, hundreds of tribal women protested in Imphal

Imphal: Hundreds of tribal women staged a protest in Manipur’s Kamjong district on Saturday, demanding deployment of the Assam Rifles in Kuki areas and reimposition of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) across the state.

The protests were held in response to the killing of three tribals in Sipijang village of Kamjong district of Manipur on Friday. The dead have been identified as Jamkhogin, Thangkhokai, and Hollenson.

A newly formed World Kuki Zo Intellectual Council (WKZIC) blamed two underground organizations, the Kanglei Yaol Kanna Lup (KYKL) and the Manipur Naga Revolution Front (MNRF), for the killings.

WKZIC has appealed to the United Naga Council (UNC), Manipur, and Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) to sit together and find ways to stop the violence.
The Manipur government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the killings.

The protest is taking place at a time when the state is already under tension due to the ongoing ethnic conflict between the Kuki and Meitei tribes.

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