Meitei Pangals in Kwakta forced to flee, appeals for peace

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Imphal: The people of Kwakta, a predominantly Meitei/Meetei Pangal (Muslim) area in Manipur’s Bishnupur District has appealed to end violence and return of normalcy peace and harmony in the state.

In a public meeting held on Sunday at the residence of the Councilor Ward number 8, Chesam Md. Abdul Karim @Abo in the aftermath of 3 Meitei and 2 Kuki-Zo killed on August 5 flare-up in the area, adjoining Churachandpur District, it appealed both the Meiteis/Meeteis and Kuki-Zo to end violence.

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Three people, including a father and a son, from two families were brutally killed at Kwakta Ward Number 8 in there homes. Another two Kuki volunteers [as per The Hills Journal] identified as Jangkhomang Haokip (38) and Lalkholen Guite (34) were killed in the frontline on August 5.

All Kwakta Sports Association joint secretary Ajmat Khan told Ukhrul Times correspondent that 3 innocent people were killed inhumanly in there own home by suspected Kuki militant on August 5.

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Owing to sporadic heavy gunfight between the warring groups in the Kwakta area, several people from this area have been forced to flee to other safe places fearing escalation. Several houses and property have been destroyed, including damage to Mosque leaving many Meitei Pangal civilians injured in the intermittent firing, lamented Ajmat.

Manipur state and the Central government should take measures to solve the issue, said Ajmat Khan.

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