Manipur, Nov. 7 -- Branding the United Naga Council (UNC) as a single community based group, the Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) urged the former "to instead ponder on their immigration from Somra tracts and their subsequent settlements in Kuki ancestral lands by paying tax and levies to Kuki chiefs."

KIM was hitting back at the UNC's question of 'indigenous to the state' of Kukis.

A release issued by KIM in this regard charged that NSCN (I-M)'s support has boldened the UNC to question even a well-established history of the Kuki people, who recently commemorated 100 years Anglo-Kuki war.

"As a matter of fact, the infamous ethnic cleansing designs of the NSCN (I-) towards the indigenous Kuki people in their unholy pursuit to grab the ancestral ...