मणिपुर : कुकी जनजाति के विधायकों और नागरिक संगठन राज्य सरकार से कोई बातचीत नहीं करेंगे, कुकी जनजाति के विधायक अलग राज्य की मांग कर रहे हैं!

मणिपुर में कुकी जनजाति के आठ विधायकों और अन्य नागरिक संगठनों ने तय किया है कि वह राज्य की एन बीरेन सिंह सरकार से कोई बातचीत नहीं करेंगे। कुकी जनजाति के विधायक उनके लिए अलग राज्य देने की मांग कर रहे हैं लेकिन बातचीत के लिए तैयार हैं। बता दें कि कुकी जनजाति के राज्य में हिंसा के बाद कुकी जनजाति के लोगों के लिए अलग राज्य के गठन की मांग की थी। जिसे मुख्यमंत्री एन बीरेन सिंह ने ठुकरा दिया था और कहा था कि वह राज्य की एकता से कोई समझौता नहीं करेंगे।

‘मणिपुर सरकार से नहीं करेंगे बातचीत’
बुधवार को मिजोरम की राजधानी आइजवाल में चिन-कुकी-जोमी-हमार जनजातियों के नागरिक संगठनों और विधायकों की बैठक हुई। इस बैठक में भाजपा के विधायक भी शामिल थे। इस बैठक के बाद जारी बयान में कहा गया कि ‘बैठक में तय हुआ है कि वह मौजूदा संकट का एकजुट होकर सामना करेंगे और मणिपुर सरकार से कोई बातचीत नहीं करेंगे। बयान में कहा गया है कि वह विचार विमर्श कर रहे हैं ताकि अन्य संगठनों के साथ एक राजनीतिक एजेंडे पर सहमति बन सके।’

अलग राज्य की मांग बरकरार
बैठक में मौजूद रहे एक प्रतिनिधि ने बताया कि बैठक में कुकी जनजाति के लिए अलग केंद्र शासित राज्य या कुकी जनजाति के लिए राजनीतिक संरक्षण के लिए कदम उठाने जैसे मुद्दों पर भी विस्तार से चर्चा हुई। बता दें कि 12 मई को कुकी जनजाति के विधायकों की एक बैठक हुई, जिसमें 7 भाजपा विधायक भी शामिल थे, जिसमें चिन-कुकी-मिजो-जोमी-हमार जनजाति के लोगों के लिए अलग राज्य की मांग उठाई गई थी। हालांकि मुख्यमंत्री एन बीरेन सिंह ने उस मांग को ठुकरा दिया था और कहा था कि राज्य की क्षेत्रीय अखंडता की किसी भी कीमत पर रक्षा की जाएगी।

उल्लेखनीय है कि मणिपुर में मैती समुदाय के लोग जनजातीय आरक्षण देने की मांग कर रहे हैं। जिसके विरोध में बीती 3 मई को ट्राइबल सोलिडैरिटी मार्च निकाला गया था। जिसके बाद राज्य में हिंसा भड़क गई थी। हिंसा में 70 के करीब लोगों की मौत हुई है। मणिपुर में बड़ी संख्या में सेना के जवानों की तैनाती की गई है। साथ ही मणिपुर से करीब छह हजार लोग पलायन करके मिजोरम पहुंच गए हैं।

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Our people have lost faith in the BJP-led government: Manipur MLAs tell Amit Shah

No central minister has visited the state since the unrest began on May 3 following a solidarity rally called by the ten hill districts opposing the ST demand of the majority Meitei community

Ten Manipur MLAs, belonging to the Chin-Kuki-Mizo-Zomi-Hmar communities, in a memorandum to Union home minister Amit Shah have claimed their people have “lost faith” in the BJP-led state government and can “no longer” think about “resettling in the Valley” following the violence that erupted on May 3.

The ten MLAs, seven of whom are from the ruling BJP, including two ministers, two from the Kuki People’s Alliance and an Independent, had met Shah in Delhi on Monday, to apprise him of the prevailing unrest, and seek a “separate administration” for their people.

The three-page memorandum “demanding separation from the state of Manipur” stated, “Our people have lost faith in the Manipur government and can no longer imagine resettling in the Valley where their lives are no longer safe.

“The Meiteis hate us and do not respect us. The need now is a formalisation of the separation through the setting up of separation of the administration of the hills inhabited by our people. We cannot live together any more.”

The MLAs met Shah a day after a six-member delegation led by chief minister N. Biren Singh, who had on Monday said in Imphal that the home minister has assured that the territorial integrity of the state would not be affected because of the prevailing unrest involving the Meitei and Kuki communities.

No central minister has visited the state since the unrest began on May 3 following a solidarity rally called by the ten hill districts opposing the ST demand of the majority Meitei community. The hills are dominated by the Kuki and Naga tribes.

The BJP has 37 MLAs in a House of 60 and also enjoys the support of 18 MLAs. The ten MLAs are firm on separate administration as of now, one of the BJP MLAs said, clarifying they are not against their party.

Urging the home minister to seriously consider an appropriate mechanism for the separation of the administration of the two communities, the MLAs described the unrest as “institutionalised ethnic cleansing” by the majority Meitei community against the Kuki-Chin-Mizo-Zomi-Hmar minority community, mostly living in the state’s ten hill districts. Manipur has 16 districts, six of which are located in the Valley.

“That Manipur is now partitioned is the ground reality. Huge population transfers between the Valley and the hills inhabited by the Kuki-Chin-Mizo-Zomi-Hmar had occurred. There are no tribals left in the Imphal Valley. There are no Meiteis left in the hills. The government of Manipur and its police machinery were communalised and used in a pogrom against Kuki tribals,” the memorandum said.

The memorandum further stated that Kuki colonies and houses were “attacked with precision” in Imphal city.

An official said the unrest, which has impacted both communities, has left at least 74 dead, with Imphal West on top (25 deaths) followed by Churachandpur (18) Imphal East (13) Bishnupur (8), Tengnoupal and Thoubal (2 each). Over 45,000 have been affected and over 1,700 houses/structures destroyed in arson. An uneasy calm prevails in the valley.