OFFICE OF THE
KUKI NATIONAL ORGANISATION
GOVERNMENT OF ZALE’N-GAM
Ref No: ZG/PC 01-01/16 Dated Manmasi, 18 August 2016
I am deeply moved by your decision to entrust three eminent leaders of GPRN, NSCN Mr. C. Singson, Adviser to Collective Leadership, Mr. Alezo Venuh, Envoy to the Collective Leadership, Mr. Ritsa L Thongru, Secretary to GPRN, NSCN to meet with your Kuki brothers to convey a message of Peace and Love from the Naga people. The gesture is highly appreciated by the Kuki National Organisation.
The name of your group ‘NSCN Unification’ speaks volumes about your love and commitment for your people. Unification is indeed an essential quality precious in the eyes of God. In the fullness of His time, I believe you will succeed in bringing all of your people under one political umbrella.
In discussions with your delegation the infamous deeds, i.e. a trail of killings left by Th Muivah, Gen Secretary NSCN (IM) has featured prominently. On the one hand, Muivah has claimed ‘Nagaland For Christ’, but on the other hand he started killing Nagas when he defected from Naga National Council, following the Shillong Accord. Reverend Longri Ao, who went to pray for Muivah and to persuade him not to defect from the NNC was also brutally killed. Muivah also killed hundreds of Angami and Chakesang Naga freedom fighters, including my friend like Kezalesa Angam from Kohima at Burma border before he escaped to upper Burma. In Burma, while at camp in the area of SS Khaplang in 1988, Muivah killed some cadres of Khaplang. In retaliation Khaplang killed about 80 of Muivah’s boys and chased the remaining cadres to Somra Tract.
A question worth looking into is why Muivah also killed Kuki people from 1992 to 1997. Killing Kukis was adopted as a strategy to win back the hearts of so many Nagas whom he had alienated after going against the Shillong Accord. Muivah created false propaganda about Kukis, and went on a killing spree from 1992 until 1997. Over 900 Kukis, mainly innocent women and children lost their lives. With growing retaliation from the Kukis, in 1997 he cleverly signed a peace treaty with the Government of India.
As a reminder to my brothers, I would like to mention that I had sent my condolences to the bereaved family members of General Pu Povezo and Pu Chale Kevichusa, whom Muivah killed in cold blood.
Today, I am extremely pleased that you endeavor to unite all the Naga Revolutionary groups. This should put an end to Muivah’s dream to lead the Nagas by killing his Christian neighbours while proclaiming ‘Nagaland For Christ’. This should also put an end to misunderstanding among our people if any and usher in an era of peace and harmony, which will be pleasing in the sight of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Be it not forgotten that Naga and Kuki relation goes way back to Khonoma Angamis and Kukis as brothers drank wine from the barrel of Gun, broke the skull of a dog symbolizing the same fate would meet either party that reneged from the bond of brotherhood and commitment to peace. In keeping with the bond, when Khonoma Nagas fought the British, Kukis gave them some Cannons made of mithun hide. Similarly, Pu Lengjang Kuki was a signatory to the Simon Commission of 1929 and was also member of the Naga Club.
I thank you again for sending prominent emissaries to establish peace and promote brotherhood among Nagas and Kukis. Should there be any way KNO may be of help to you,
kindly let us know.
Yours in Christ,
President, Kuki National Organisation Zale’n-gam