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Tribal body seeks Amit Shah intervention over Kuki-Zo police transfer order

Imphal, Feb 23: Strongly opposing the Biren Singh government order transferring over 100 Kuki-Zo police personnel to the Meitei dominated areas and fearing for their lives, the Indigenous Tribal Leaders’ Forum (ITLF) have written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking his intervention to stay the state government’s order.

The forum objected to the transfer of more than 100 Kuki-Zo police personnel to Meitei dominated areas. Forum spokesman Ginza Vualzong said that given the prevailing situation, such transfers are unacceptable.

“It requires them (Kuki-Zo cops) to travel to Meitei-inhabited districts, and if they survive the journey, they will be stationed with mostly Meitei police personnel. In other words, this is a death sentence for these policemen as the government cannot guarantee their safety,” he said.

Seeking immediate intervention of the home minister, the forum sought cancellation of ‘discriminatory order’.

“Thousands of Kuki-Zo tribals recall how they barely survived being lynched in the state capital and its adjoining valley areas, as they fled to army camps or to the jungle seeking safety. The unlucky ones were lynched on the streets or in their homes by merciless mobs led by the militant groups,” the forum’s letter to the minister said.

 

 

 

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