The United Naga Council (UNC) has expressed strong resentment regarding the Black Day programme which was observed on September 13 at Tuibuong, Kuki Inpi Complex in Churachandpur district of Manipur.
A release from the publicity wing of UNC alleged that ‘the ulterior motive of Kuki National Organization (KNO) in organizing Black Day is nothing but to expose the hollowness of the so called Kuki Movement to the outside world and also, to prove their defeat and frustration’.
The world knows the undeniable origin and history of the Kukis and its first movement in Burma and its end result, it said, while adding that ‘Now, the same people after its failure in Burma is playing the same game in the present state of Manipur’.
It also condemned the use of terms like ‘genocide’ and ‘pogrom’ by the KNO.
The release further said that the Naga national struggle for self-determination continued for more than half a century basically for political recognition of Naga as a distinct nation.
While stating the movement is basically a struggle of an emerging nationality for a political identity of its own, UNC alleged that the KNO and its associates in connivance with adversaries took up arms against the Naga people just for a hollow dream to create a Kuki homeland within Naga territory.
UNC also asserted that ‘owing to the evil policy of the KNO, widespread confrontation took place between the Kukis and the Nagas and there were huge casualty on both sides’.
UNC, in its release, also blamed KNO president, P S Haokip for opening ‘the Pandora’s Box with its evil motive’ adding that if any undesirable situation develops, the entire responsibility will have to be borne by KNO and its associates.