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POLITICS-Half-Hearted Action

north-east. In the Naga perception, the Kukis are a people derisively seen as 'nomadic' and are anyway latter-day migrants into a territory to which they never belonged. This despite the fact that some of the people once identified as belonging to the Kuki- Chin stream and only now identified as Naga tribes are known to have been in Manipur for several centuries, in some cases going back to the beginning of the Christian era. But then many of these so- called 'Old Kuki' communities have, over the years, come to acquire a Naga identity by the all-too-common process of acculturation.

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