IMPHAL, July 4 � Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM), the apex body of the Kuki community in Manipur, along with its frontal organisations such as Kuki Students' Organisation (KSO), Kuki Chief Association, Kuki Women Union and Kuki Organisation for Human Rights, organised a protest rally here on Friday.
The rally which was attended by more than 3,000 Kukis, took out a procession before holding a meeting.
KIM also submitted memoranda to the Prime Minister through the State Governor and State Chief Minister separately after the rally. Five representatives including KIM president Thangkhosei Haokip, general secretary Khaimang Chongloi were present while submitting the memoranda.
Such protest rallies were also organised at seven other places including at district headquarters of the hill districts.
�We have submitted memoranda more than 60 times to the concerned authority in connection with our demands, but so far there is no positive response. So we are holding public rallies and submitting the memoranda again,� said KIM general secretary.
The memorandum demands settlement of the plight of the Kuki people before any agreement with other groups such as NSCN-IM. The crimes committeed by the group should be examined in a proper court of law and the perpetrators of the crimes must be punished, it said.
It also alleged that the government of India had remained a mute spectator when the NSCN-IM murdered 905 innocent Kukis including children, women, invalids and the aged besides uprooting 360 villages. A large number of people are still unable to go back to their own villages.
Copies of the memorandum were also sent to General Secretary UNO , Chief Secretariat UNPFII, all Chief Ministers of Northeastern States and National Human Rights Commission, according to sources.