Respective Leaders from different ethnic groups, comrades, brothers and sisters and various news agencies,
Kachin National Organization (KNO) send you a letter, concerning the
recent incident took place inside Kachin State ( Some Shan brothers and
sisters protesting against (KIO) for forced recruiting some of Shan
ethnics living inside Kachin state). We are sending our concerned letter
on this matter, so that all stakeholders can be aware of it. Please
kindly refer to the attachment file. Please do share this to anyone, any
group around. Thanks for your cooperation in advance.
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.