KCA Churachandpur dubbed the action of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha members led by its state president Barish Sharma as the “senseless display of power under the guise of tree plantation drive” at Thangjing range
Coming down heavily on the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the Kuki Chiefs’ Association (KCA) Churachandpur on Friday dubbed the action of the BJYM members led by its state president Barish Sharma as the “senseless display of power under the guise of tree plantation drive” at Thangjing range. It alleged that the karyakartas from Imphal valley had forcefully trespassed the “Thangting” range on May 14, 2022.
They were heavily armed and threatened the local villagers with dire consequences if they were not allowed to do so, alleged the KCA in a statement issued by its information and publicity secretary Ngulkhomang Haokip.
Hon’ble Sir @JPNadda, Should BJP permit its party volunteer organization ‘BJYM’ to terrorize the tribal in Manipur based on communal lines with sophisticated weapons? Or is BJP making war against the Kukis? @BJPLive pic.twitter.com/okxxHpAofP
— Dr Mark T. Haokip (@DrMarkHaokip) May 20, 2022
The statement said the Association is left in awe and despair as to why such act of goondaism and threats were meted out by the youth wing of one of the largest political parties in the world like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which the Kukis have honestly supported and felt a part of it with high hope in the recent election in Manipur for equitable development in the most neglected hill districts of the state.
The KCA said the conduct of the Yuva Morcha has created communal tension and hatred between the majority Meitei and the hill communities disturbing the prevailing peace and tranquillity in the area.
While condemning such an act by the BJYM, the association appealed to all individuals and organisations to shun violence and work collectively for the upliftment of the state.
“The unthinking act of trespassing has not only disturbed the long existing cordial relationship shared between the local communities, it has created fear psychosis and animosity between various communities residing in the area,” it said.
The KCA also appealed to all “that such naive, irrational and undemocratic activities should be avoided in future and the perpetrators of such heinous and anti-social elements are booked as per law of the land at the earliest”.