Keep us out of your war, Manipur Naga body warns two warring communities

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Internal Security

Topic: North-East regional issues

Issue: North East Regional Conflicts

Context: The United Naga Council (UNC) in Manipur warns Meitei and Kuki-Zo communities to keep Nagas out of their ethnic conflict.

Key Provisions:

  1. Nagas are increasingly victimized, facing attacks, molestation, arson, and kidnapping from both sides.
  2. Radical groups from the Meitei and Kuki-Zo communities are involved.
  3. UNC urges immediate cessation of attacks on Nagas and restraint from both sides.
Communities Mentioned: 

1.              Meitei Community: Dominant in Manipur’s Imphal Valley, the central plain region of the state.  known for vibrant cultural traditions and significant political influence.

2.             Naga Community: Indigenous to Northeast India, including Manipur; known for distinct culture, tribal traditions, and struggle for self-determination.

3.             Kuki-Zo Community: Prominent in Manipur’s hill areas; diverse cultural heritage, rich folklore, and history marked by movements for rights and recognition.


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