New Delhi: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh came down heavily on neighboring state Mizoram asking the latter not to interfere in the former’s internal matters.
This came a day after a rally was carried out in Mizoram in solidarity with affected Kuki tribe in the ethnic violence-hit Manipur. The procession was joined by Mizoram CM Zoramthang.
The Manipur Chief Minister said the state government will not kneel to any threats coming in its way and will throw out illegal immigrants from here. He, however, clarified that the government is not against the Kuki tribe particularly who has been residing in the state for a long time.
He made the statement while attending a function on the occasion of Kargil Diwas. The CM said the issue started soon after the government started acting against the illegal drug cartel.
The Chief Minister also condemned the use of abusive language against him during the rally. Also taking a dig at the European Parliament resolution, Biren Singh said that the former’s statement that it is a clash between the Hindus and Christians “is devoid of understanding of ground reality.”
Mizoram Shelters 13 K people from Kuki community since violence hit Manipur
It is worth noting that Mizoram shares a good bonding with the Kuki-Zo community. This also explains why the neighbouring state is currently sheltering about 13,000 people from Kuki-Zo tribe who fled from Manipur after the violence started.
Millitant Group Issues Warning Against Meiteis in Mizoram
Earlier a similar rally was carried out in the Mizoram capital, Aizwal with a warning against the Meitei community living here. A group of former millitants, PAMRA (Peace Accord MNF Returnees’ Association), cautioned Meities to save their lives.
This came in response to the video showing sexual violence against two women belonging to Kuki-Zo community in Kangpokpi district of Manipur. In the video, women were paraded naked and taken to an open field where one of the women was allegedly gang-raped.