Chassad-Sampui issue an inter-village land dispute: KTU

DIMAPUR, MAR 23 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/23/2020 9:49:09 AM IST

Kuki Tribal Union (KTU), NSCN has maintained that the Chassad-Sampui issue, which it said was nothing more than an inter-village land dispute, has “simply added another backlash.”

In a press release, KTU president said that the issue, therefore, was “far from the point to portray as communal clash between the Tangkhuls and the Kukis.”

Stating that it was “most unbecoming” on the part of Kuki organizations to drag in the name of NSCN, the KTU said “rather, the negative mentality or attitude of the Kukis towards the NSCN should be done away with.” The union stated that “baseless allegations” against NSCN could not help to create the desired impact to cool down the ground situation.

Stating that “historical status” of Kukis in Manipur cannot be disputed, the KTU said “Concocted write up can never find its way into the pages of history.” 

Claiming that there were many recorded books of history on the Naga-Kuki relations written by eminent writers, the union, however, said “we find no matching stories in those books as concocted by Kuki writers and organizations.” It stated that “fabricated stories” would not hold water in the final analysis and “futile to be used as the launching ground to slander the NSCN.”

Further, stating that “the default on the part of Chassad village towards Sampui village” was a matter of history, KTU said one cannot bull-doze historical obligation at the behest of certain forces. It stated that “the brewing Chassad-Sampui relation” was deeply rooted “in this antiquated failure to honour what has been mutually committed.” KTU mentioned that when Eastern Kuki Chief Association (EKCA) of Kamjong area met the Collective Leadership of NSCN a few years ago, they were comforted by the positive response because they were convinced that mutual interests of the Nagas and Kukis in Kamjong area would be protected under the historic the Framework Agreement (FA). 

“All said and done, things should take a new turn for good,” the union said, adding that “slanderous campaign” against NSCN would not help to hasten build up peaceful atmosphere. “This is not going to help change the truth into false and vice versa to create a new atmosphere,” KTU said. 

Underscoring that the truth cannot remain hidden for long, and it was better to honour the truth of history, the KTU said “Rather, the focus should be towards restoring normal relations respecting the historical perspective.”



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