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Manipur’s Kuki members to boycott Centre’s peace committee over CM Biren Singh inclusion

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Imphal, June 12: Manipur’s Kuki representatives are not happy after Chief Minister N.Biren Singh and his supporters were included into the peace committee, constituted by centre.

The Kuki representatives said that they will boycott the panel because their consent was not taken for including them on the panel.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) constituted a committee in Manipur on June 10 to facilitate a peace-making process among various ethnic groups.

The 51-member committee will be chaired by Governor Anusuiya Uikey that included N. Biren Singh.

Ajang Khongsai, president of Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM) said he would not be able to sit with the Manipur government for peace talks.

The panel included former Manipur Director General of Police P. Doungel, who was transferred as Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Home a post created overnight on June 1.

Doungel, a Kuki set to retire this month, has been sidelined since the ethnic violence erupted in the State on May 3.

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