DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 11 (MExN): The Kuki People’s Alliance has accepted and supported the decision of the Kuki Chiefs and civil societies of Kangpokpi District on September 5 to refrain from display of black flags and from wearing black attire on the occasion of the Sahnit Ni, the long-observed Kuki's Black Day, on September 13, and to instead observe the coming day as a ‘Prayer Day for Peace.’
“It is a conciliatory gesture to bury the hatchet and to bury the past. It is a positive move for future peace and development. It is a reach-out to the Naga community who have been ever helpful both in kind and social support during the ensuing Meetei assault on the Kuki, with a clear message that we can build our future together in mutual respect, mutual trust and cooperation,” a press release from the Kuki People’s Alliance stated.
It meanwhile appealed for “an all Manipur Tribal unity towards the call for a separate administration.”