Imphal: The Indigenous Tribal Leaders’ Forum (ITLF) has pressed Union Home minister Amit Shah to speed up its political demand of total separation of Kiki-Zo from Manipur.
The demand was made in exchange of 5 days delay in burial of Kuki victims at Torbung Bangla in Bishnupur district on the Home minister’s request.
ITLF, in a letter written to Amit Shah on Thursday, through the Headquarter 27 Sector Assam Rifle of Churachandpur, said, “ITLF had a long deliberation on the request of the Home Minister to delay the burial for another 5 days with various stake-holders. We have agreed to consider the request of the ministry of Home Affairs for waiting another 5 days for the burial provided the following demands are met.”
Other than the demand for speeding up of the total separation from Manipur the tribal forum demanded ‘legalisation of the burial site in S. Boljang of Churachandpur, Manipur (Dag No. 2022, 2025, 2161 and 2162 of 98 -Torbung Lourup of Chrachandpur district.’
All Meitei state forces should not be deployed in all hill districts for the safety of the Kuki-Zo communities, it demanded.
“As the burial will be delayed, the dead bodies of the Kuki-Zo communities that are lying in Imphal should be brought to Lamka (Churachandpur),” ITLF said.
The tribal jail inmates in Imphal should be transfer to other states for their safety, it demanded.