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Tamenglong District a khuo 39 le Jiribam a Kuki/Hmar khuo hai Pherzawl District a kawp an nuom

Friday, July 21, 2017

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Tamenglong District a Tousem le Nungba Sub-division huomsunga khuo 39 le Jiribam a Kuki/Hmar khuo hai chu Pherzawl District a kawp an nuom thu Manipur CM N Biren Singh kuoma a hnuoia ang hin lekha an pek.

Shri N Biren Singh
Honble Chief Minister of Manipur
Imphal 795001

Subject:- Inclusion of Kuki villages which are presently within Tousem sub-division and Nungba Sub-division of Tamenglong District into Pherzawl District.
Dear Hon’ ble Chief Minister,

We the undersigned on behalf of the Kukis residing within Tousem and Nungba Sub-divisions of Tamenglong and Jeribam Districts have the honour to submit this representation for your kind consideration and necessary action.
1. That, there are as many as thirty nine (39) kuki villages within Tousem and Nungba Sub-divisions of Tamenglong District. The nearest 'Kuki village from Nungba Subdivision office is about 30km. All the Subdivision and Deputy Commissioner offices are located only in Naga areas. The 'Kukis in Tousem have to go to Tamenglong a distance of about 120 km for any office related work. As such the kuki people could not avail any government schemes, facilities and developmental benefits in the kacha Naga dominated districts of Tamenglong.The sufferings of the Kukis in these areas are exacerbated by the activities of the NSCN-IM.

These 'Kuki villages that have survived the NSCN-IM onslaught and which remained in this areas of Tamenglong have not reaped the benefits of belonging in the district. As in the past Kukis have continued to suffer the disadvantages associated with District Headquarters which are located predominantly in the Muivah led NSCN-IM stronghold of kacha Naga dominated areas. For the last two decades the District Headquarters in Tamenglong, rather than serve as administrative units are killing fields as the Kukis who proceed there to avail their rights seldom return home safely.

2. That, with the upgradation of Jeribam which was formerly recognized as Hill Areas from 1948 to the status of a District with six other districts vide Order No. 25/6/2010-IAS/DP, 8th December 2016 by the office of the Governor of Manipur and the same issued in the Manipur Gazette No 16/20/2016-R,8th December 2016, the Kuki villages have been debarred from paying Hill House Tax and their villages have been administered under the Panchayat system without their consent. The State Government's forceful administration of the Kuki villages in Jeribam under a Panchayat system is nothing but a deliberate action to subvert their traditional chief system and their status as Hill Villages and to seize their rightful lands and gradually assimilate them into the larger community.

Therefore, we on behalf of the Kukis in these areas of Tousem and Nungba Sub-divisions of Tamenglong and Jeribam districts in particular and the kukis of Manipur in general in expectation of the full protection of our ancestral lands and our constitutional rights approach your kind benevolence to consider our cases and include all 'Kuki villages and their lands in Tamenglong and Jeribam into Pherzawl District.

Hoping for your earliest possible positive response we remain.

(Sominthang Doungel)
Chairman Pol Affairs KIM.

(Jangsat Haokip)
President KI
Tamenglong Dist.

(Blessing Hmar)
Secy United Chiefs Committee

1. List of 'Kuki villages and the signatures of all the chiefs in Tamenglong District in agreement for inclusion into Pherzawl District.
2. List of kuki villages and the signature of all Kuki chiefs in Jeribam District in agreement for inclusion into Pherzawl District.

Copy to:-
1. Her Excellency the Governor of Manipur.
2. Hon'ble Chairman, Hill Area Committee, Government of Manipur.
3. Local MLA.
4. Guard File.

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