The Kachin Independent Organisation and Union Peace Working Committee
are talking at the table under observations of UN Representatives,
Ethnic Armed Groups, and some other stakeholders now.. in Myitkyina,
Kachin State, on the 8th October 2013.
There are large number
of Govt Troops and the Kachin Independent Army troops are now face to
face near Nar-Uu-Gyi village, Nar-Uu-Lay village and Man The village in
Mansi township, Banmaw District, Southern Kachin State.
villagers from these villages are now at this moment on the run, to safe
place: Some join in the Kachin Baptist Convention's (KBC) compound in
Mansi town and overcrowded already. Some 190+ just reach to KBC's
another compound in Hpan-Hka-Kone village, just outside Banmaw town in
Kachin state. Some are still on the way.
All are waiting for the news from Negotiation table in Myitkyina. — with Jade Land
Kachin, tribal peoples occupying parts of northeastern Myanmar (Burma) and contiguous areas ofIndia (Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland) and China (Yunnan). The greatest number of Kachin live in Myanmar (roughly 790,000), but some 150,000 live in China and a few thousand in India. Numbering about 1012,000 in the late 20th century, they speak a variety of languages of the Tibeto-Burman group and are thereby distinguished as Jinghpaw, or Jingpo (Chingpaw [Ching-p’o], Singhpo), Atsi, Maru (Longvo), Lachid, Nung (Rawang), and Lisu .
The traditional Kachin religion is a form of animistic ancestor cult entailing animalsacrifice. As a result of the arrival of American and European missionaries in Burma beginning in the late 19th century, a majority of the Kachin are Christian, mainly Baptist and Roman Catholic. Among the Kachin in India, Buddhism predominates.