Kuki Tribe remembers Kuki-Naga clashes victims
Imphal, (Manipur) Sep 13 : A three-day long commemorative event, marking the death anniversary of more than 100 civilians, who lost their lives in the Kuki-Naga clashes, was organised in Imphal city on Thursday. The event was organized by the Centre of the Kuki Genocide.
Speaking on the occasion, an executive member of the organising committee, Mary said, "On this day, we the Kukis are organising this program to observe the 25th Anniversary of Kuki Black day. This day has been celebrated annually all over India."
According to the Kuki tribe, armed militants of banned Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland NSCN (IM), killed around 1,157 people, uprooted approximately 360 villages displacing over a lakh people.
Several villagers belonging to the tribe offered prayers and observed a minute of silence in remembrance of the victims. Many school children also took part in the program.
Douzapao Mate, who lost his sister and other family members in the clashes, said he still awaits justice.
The Kukis are one of the native ethnic communities in Manipur with a glorious past and rich cultural heritage.