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Manipur: Security tightened ahead of Black day

All police stations and camps of the paramilitary forces in risk prone are kept in red alert

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Publish Date: Sep 11 2016 1:16PM | Updated Date: Sep 11 2016 1:18PM

Manipur: Security tightened ahead of Black day

 Security have been tightened in Manipur ahead of the Black day observation on Tuesday in memory of Kuki tribals killed during the ethnic cleansings by the Naga armed outfit, the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) in 1993.

 
All police stations and camps of the paramilitary forces in risk prone are kept in red alert.
 
Mass prayers in the churches and protest marches in the Kuki dominated areas are being organised by the Kuki Students' Organisation (KSO) and Kuki Impi Manipur (KIM).
 
S. Haokip, general secretary of the KSO told news agency IANS, "All Kuki families will offer prayer for the victims of the pogrom. Apart from the mass prayers there will be processions by the men and women in mourning dress". 
 
KIM has been demanding justice to the innocent victims since long time. It had stressed on settlement of victims' issue before deal is signed between the Centre and the NSCN(IM). 
 
NSCN(IM had issued notice to the Kukis from the "land of the Nagas" effective from September 15, 1993. 
 
But two days in advance on September 13 some armed persons believed to be NSCN(IM) militants torched Joupi and Janglomphai villages. Armed persons ambushed the terrified fleeing Kuki villagers and killed at least 87 of them.