Is it http://www.kuknalim.com promoting tribalism & in favor of the non- Nagas?
Doubtless that Kukna-lim.com was launched with a good intention to expose the Naga culture and customs and to interact with the people around the world. However, do they still have their good intention? The site administrator seems always supporting the view point of non-Nagas regardless of their ignorance about the Naga history, culture, custom, pain and feeling that exist in the heart of the Nagas. One of the important aspects is the promotion of tribalism in the site. When we go through the forum in the site, we find the criticism of one another tribe instead of trying to promote oneness or unity amongst the Nagas.
Firstly, one of the main members, nick name “Ratatattat” writes about the NSCN as, “Gun toting extortionists….the only thing they’ve learnt is how to stay in power. What betterment has the outfit done for the people?…. apart from a anti-crime bureau?!! …..funny…i though extortion was a crime.”
Secondly, Kukna-lim.com is one of the sites, which was hosted some years back and many Naga people visit the site and there are many young writers who write for the Nagas. But they seem so ignorant about the important of Naga issues. Today if we go and check it in their site, we’ll find that most of the articles posted in that site are not related to Naga issues and they do not accept the articles related to Naga issues. We don’t have any problem whether they have only one contributor or many contributors. However ignoring all the articles which are related to Naga issues and not posting any article related to Naga issues clearly show their true color.
Thirdly, one of the http://www.kuknalim.com members posted a picture in a thread under the title “Funny Pictures”. The picture carries the incident of 2005 in Mumbai where a Naga girl was killed instantly and another girl was wounded very badly with knife by an alleged lunatic. But the site administrator claimed that it is a gross picture; it should not be posted such kind of Naga picture. However there is not any problem if we post such kind of similar International or National pictures. Here the question arise with the members is that why we can’t post any Naga picture and related Naga issues picture when we can post similar national and international picture, which have nothing to related to Naga issues?
Fourthly, promoting tribalism through criticizing one another tribe is commonly found in the site. Outspoken one of the Naga intellectual persons from Delhi writes, as …. “u ass Tangkhuls blood thirsty fanatic, murderous, extortionist and land grabbers.. get out and forget integration before its too late and take Muviah with u when u go out. and all the Tangkhuls in Nagalands.. sala the Tangkhuls have their own colony in Dimapur,…they r becoming richer (through their means of livelihood-extortion) now they have reached Kohima too…beware of the tricks of Tangkhuls..”
In reply to above post, another Guest writes as, “hey man, your write up is great…..i appreciate your truthfulness. The Tangkhuls are for no good to the Nagas. They are bunch of thugs, murderers, extortionist…..”
Another Guest writes on Tangkhul and Maos as, “who said Maos are Nagas?…in Kohima all the thieves are Maos and no one wants them…look at them thieves, and Tangkhuls are no better too. Thieves and murderers…Tenyimi did not include Maos, but they forced themselves into the union. and we reluctantly let them into the union.. and now they claim to be one of us. Bull shits. They Meities don’t want the Tangkhuls and Maos and the Nagas don’t want them either… where will they go?”
A thread under the title “Why I hate Tangkhuls?” had started again by Tangkhul_basher and writes as, “Just who the hell you think u r guys??? i cant stand u guys anymore… u rob us, kill us, extortionists… creating trouble in our land… destroy our properties… rob our hard earned money….what is naga integration??? fck the integration issue… no chance in hell… get out of Naga-land…murderers..rapist …thief….extortionist..lets also take a poll …how many Nagas of Nagaland want integration of Nagalnd with Tangkhul and Maos???” These are only a few citing the example, however if we go to their site, we can find many things more posted by different persons.
Well, why such kind of hatred is promoting in this site? Is that promoting hatred or just a freedom of expression to criticize one another tribe? Do you think we need to discuss like, “Why I hate tangkhuls?” Tangkhuls! Oh no not again” etc
One of the latest burning topic discussions is “Is Tangkhul belongs to Naga?” Do we need to discuss such kind of discussion in the forum? Yun Newbie writes, “Well, I am quite shocked to find many people out there who have an unhealthy attitude, living in total hatredness with their fellow-Nagas.. Its because there are crooked people among Nagas tribe that infect other brothers with their deadly viruses.. Its a childish things to talk about who are Nagas and who are not.”
Another person Xyls-Ajax, writes, nom, we are Nagas to decide whether or not the Tangkhuls are Nagas*! *I believe Tangkhuls are NOT Nagas”
In conclusion, I write this as I feel that there is too much promotion of tribalism. However it is up to our respected Naga leaders whether they should take if there is any necessary action to be taken on site administrators. Or we should continue to encourage such kind of unhealthy discussion in the forum. I don’t have any personal problem with the site moderator and I am writing this for the good of the future Nagas.