A WAY TO THE REVIVAL OF KUKI NATIONALISM

    Mark Haokip
    By Mark Haokip
    A WAY TO THE REVIVAL OF KUKI NATIONALISM

    By Mark Haokip

    According to the globally accepted Political Identity, Lushei-Kuki hills cannot be lost through the introduction of the unknown nomenclature fashioned or accepted by the union government of India for plundering the land. The state still belongs to the Kukis and we know the people still living in the state are purely indigenous Kuki. We just don't want them to be buried by this artificial and fake identity or they will be entangled by the law of asylum someday which had been set by the United Nations conceding that they claim themselves as such unknown distinctiveness before the eyes of an international set of laws. Equally, Rohingya Muslim migrated from Bangladesh to Arakan state and Bengali from Bangladesh to Tripura shall as well treated the same way as non-indigenous category depends on the historical and linguistic boundary. Therefore, the people and every being which are habitat within the enclosure of Kuki-Chin linguistic character will be naturally Kuki, though Kuki maybe not known to them on any condition.

    Considering this fact, they must accept the Kuki identity for political survival in the larger aspect of political assimilation or they may evolve into the non-indigenous people when the actual referendum come from the political consensus of the world acknowledging the political sovereignty of Kukiland hinged on linguistic documentation at large.

    Frankly speaking, the organization formed without the representation of Kuki identity must as well be failed to comprehend on the Rights to Self-Determination stage set by the UN's norms. But will be eligible to get admission to UNPFII as a member since the forum was made for collecting indigenous people around the world. However, the resolution 1514 adopted by the UN in 1960 "Declaration of Independence to Colonial People and Countries", will not be permitted granting of independence to people who were not delimited by the popular Linguistic Survey.

    Nevertheless, the resolution adopted by UNPFII may directly allow it's registered indigenous organization may usher to claim the rights to sovereignty, however, technically it will grant independence to people covered by that linguistic margin.

    The people who have denied the generic identity Kuki would besides face trouble on this nomenclature issue. All must revamp and retrospect themselves to join Kuki political identity or their personal choice will expel them from Kukiland at the last hour of the political referendum. Essentially, how would the newly created nomenclature be safe and secure dribble from that politically devised law of asylum even our other name Chin will be also plunged into the politics of Kuki identity, what else have we have to say on this already concluded international political demarcation before the eyes of the world? We should be cautious not to be deprived of the political opportunity to get a recognition of political sovereignty. Our own desires and designs will have no room to survive unless we accept Kuki. We can only reconsider or re-christen our national name after securing our sovereign power and get independence or it will totally be lead to self-destruction. So, we must first secure ourselves and our land through internationally recognized identity Kuki. To such an approach, I wish, wise men, knowledgeable men, and discerning men from Kuki country must rethink this issue and should come to a positive conclusion.

    We must further erase our egoistic partition and communal fanaticism character for securing our rights to self-determination. Our determination must always focus straight on the bright side of the world. We must as well retrospect our own moral character this far to remove the selfishness we have it within the premise of our character.

    Dated: 6 April 2019

     

    Photo credit: Rongmei Kuki damsels with their eye-catching traditional attires in Gan Ngaini Festival, Manipur