The Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF) said it is strictly mandated that no 10 Chin-Kuki MLA participate in any manner or form in the Manipur Special Assembly, scheduled for August 21, 2023.
In a statement, ITLF said "anyone who willfully joins the Assembly using video conference, phone call or any other mode of communication will be held responsible for their actions".
Taking to Twitter, the organisation said "in response to the planned rally by Meitei Civil Organizations and Meira Paibis, set to take place on Aug 13, 2023, from Kanggui to Lamka, we perceive this as an act of aggravating the already volatile situation".
Consequently, the ITFL declared that no Meitei will be permitted to enter the sacred lands of the indigenous Kuki-Zo tribe. It is imperative that any individual or group disregarding this notice be held accountable for any unfortunate incidents that may occur, the statement said.