IFP Editorial: Manipuri tribes had been aligning themselves with the Naga brotherhood espoused by AZ Phizo years ago while Kukis are trying to consolidate the Kuki-Chin-Mizo brotherhood for a separate aspiration as opposed to the Naga aspiration. Meanwhile, Meiteis were caught in a time-warp.
Allowing the establishment of SoO camp in Koubru Range area gives a feeling of insecurity to the indigenous people living in Kangpokpi District as well as people living in isolated Imphal-Tamei Road.
Decisions taken or claims made in regards to the Koubru Mountain Range by a single group or community without consideration of other communities in the state would be considered null and void, the International Peace and Social Advancement (IPSA), Kangleipak stated.
LNC has advised other groups to refrain from giving provocative statements or raise communal tones in public domain and stop making unfounded and baseless claims over the Koubru Mountain range.
The COPPK said the government must, in letter and spirit, honour the ‘Gentleman’s Agreement (Status Quo on Mount Koubru)’ inked between the COPPK and representatives of the government on April 20.
Hundreds of trekkers on a daily basis had climbed Mt Koubru since April 21 completely flouting the covid SOPs and guidelines.
ATSUM appealed to all the ethnic communities of Manipur to refrain from using provocative statements over Mt Koubru.
The chiefs and villages inhabiting the Mt. Koubru range have been surviving through thick and thin, and have strong emotional and physical attachment all throughout the ages, a joint statement stated.