Situation in Manipur is tense as the state police and Paramillitary forces have been put in high alert following disagreements between Naga and Kuki organisations regarding the centenary celebrations of the Anglo- Kuki war. Anglo – Kuki war took place in 1919 and as part of the celebrations Kuki communities have erected stone pillars on which is inscribed the ancestral land of the Kukis’. The Naga organisations have slated that they have no objections to the centenary celebrations only they ask the Kukis to remove these inscriptions.
Chief Minster of Manipur has assured that his government would not allow any community to hurt the feelings of any other community and the state government too has requested the Kukis to remove the inscriptions. As of now Kuki women are guarding these inscriptions round the clock fearing forcible confiscation and damage to them.
Manipur witnessed ethnic strife in the years 1992 and 1993 and observers fear repeat of such violence if differences are not sorted out aimicably. The three chief communities of Manipur include the Meiteis, Nagas and Kukis.