Kuki National Army was a militant group formed by the Kuki people for their administration in Manipur and Myanmar.
On Sunday, May 3, the state saw a new wave of violence that left at least two people dead, including a police officer, in separate shootings. It comes as Chief Minister Biren Singh said around 40 Kuki fighters had been killed so far, who he said had attacked civilians by security forces. Singh did not provide details of when the militants were killed. A civilian was killed by militants in a village in Imphal West district when further arson and shooting began on Sunday morning. A policeman was killed and another injured in an exchange of fire with rebels in Sugnu, Kakching district.
Officials said more than a dozen people were injured in shootings at civilians and clashes between militants and security forces throughout the day. After the massive violence that had swept the province for three days since May 3 subsided, occasional shootings and arson have continued for the past three weeks, particularly in the foothills where the Meitei-dominated valley meets Kuki Zomi. – dominant hills. On the night of May 27 and May 28, violence erupted in many of these areas, including Sekmai, Phayeng, Torbung, Yaingangpokpi, Serou Lamkhai and Sugnu, and continued throughout the day. Authorities have lifted the easing of the curfew in the Imphal West and Imphal East regions after renewed violence.
An official quoted by PTI said: “According to our information, Sugnu in Kakching, Kangvi in Churachandpur, Kangchup in Imphal West, Sagolmang in Imphal East, Yangoupokpi in Bishenpur, Khurkhul in Imphal West and YKPI in Kangpokpi. It has been reported. “The fire was opened.” he started. Chief Minister Singh called the Kuki fighters “terrorists” and told reporters, “We have launched operations against terrorists targeting civilians with advanced weapons such as M16s, AK 47s and snipers and so far we have received reports of around 40 people killed. Others were captured. He said a civilian was killed in an attack by “terrorists’ ‘ on Phayeng in Imphal West district and that many others had been injured in clashes across the state. “The struggle between the state and the central powers against terrorists trying to enter Manipur continues. We will take strong action. “It’s not a battle between communities,” he said.
He said one civilian was killed in an attack by “terrorists’ ‘ on Phayeng in Imphal West district and many others were injured in clashes across the state. “The struggle between the state and the central powers against terrorists trying to enter Manipur continues. We will take strong action. “It’s not a battle between communities,” he said. Mutual fires and arson broke out throughout Sunday in and around Sugnu, a mixed-population town in the region surrounding Kakching district in the valley and Chandel district in the hills. On the road leading into town, there was fast-moving oncoming traffic. Vehicles leaving the city carried mainly women, children and elderly people from Sugnu. Hundreds of men rushed into the town in various vehicles from other villages and towns in the valley, most armed with guns, catapults and large knives to “defend” the area. “We heard that filming started here late at night. We don’t trust the military and security personnel. These events are ongoing and there is nothing they can do. “We want to defend ourselves,” said Hemjit Laishram from Pangantabi village.
Nimai Wahengbam, a resident of Sugnu, who was accompanying his sister and children out of town, said: “The fire started around 2 a.m. in the presence of security personnel.Around 5 a.m. reinforcements from other villages arrived and burned a bridge to Kakching to prevent any movement there. As neighborhood residents continued to flee the area, fierce gunfights between security guards and suspects continued in the militants’ area. There were also clear signs of “retaliatory action”, such as the razing of the Kuki village of Launching. The situation remained tense across the county as dozens of women, sticks in hand, gathered on Sugnu Road, stopping and checking vehicles. “We want to take control because we are unhappy with the army. We want her back,” said RK Lakshmi Devi, who was standing in the street with dozens of other women from Wangoo Lamkhai village. The men from the village were on their way to Sugnu.
The Chief Minister urged women not to block the streets. “I urge women who take to the streets and highways and block roads to avoid doing so. How can security forces protect people’s lives and property when their freedom of movement is restricted? Please cooperate with the security forces, pray for them and pray for Manipur.” “I can assure people that the state government will crush the terrorists and liberate Manipur. Trust the government. Leave it to us.” Meanwhile, anger continued to be directed at public figures as gangs attempted to attack the homes of Kakching MP Mayanglambam Rameshwar and Uripok MP Kh Raghumani Singh on Sunday.
Tag: Politics, Terrorism