KANGPOKPI: Two non-SoO Kuki militant outfit, KNF-N (Kuki National Front -Nehlun) and SDFK (Socialist Democratic Front of Kukiland) declared India’s 74th Independence Day boycotted in all Kuki dominated places in the state.
The two non-SoO Kuki militant had boycotted the Independence Day celebration annually alleging the Government of India sidelining the inherent right of the Kukis for self determination as a distinct indigenous people in the land of their own while stating that it will continue to boycott the national event until and unless the Governments pave the way for creation of ‘Kukiland’ in letter and spirit.
According to the militant outfits respective press statement, the boycott will begin from midnight of August 14 till midnight of August 15. Government offices/institutions, transportation services, business establishments, etc. except emergency medical service and media will be closed during the boycott.
The KNF-N militant outfit Information and Publicity Secretary, Gou @ Kuki said that as the Government of India continuously sideline the demand of ‘Separate State’ for the Kukis under the Constitution of India Article No.3 (a), we are compel to declared the important national event every year.
Meanwhile, S. Kuki, Information and Publicity Secretary of Socialist Democratic Front of Kukiland (SDFK) said that despite 74 years of Independence, the Indian Government continues to blatantly disregard the inherent right of the Kukis for self determination as a distinct indigenous people in the land of their own.