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Anglo-Manipur War: 50 more heroes identified

All descendants of the heroes of Anglo-Manipur War, 1891 were honoured at an event on Thursday.

ByBabie Shirin

Updated 15 Jul 2022, 2:26 pm

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The Justice Committee on Anglo-Manipur War, 1891 Martyrs and Freedom Fighters, Kangleipak said there were other heroes and not only Tikendrajit and Thangal General who died defending Manipur and said that the committee has identified 50 other heroes of Manipur.

“The justice committee will approach the state government for construction of statue of heroes and to include their stories in the syllabus till University level,” said justice committee chairman Yumnamcha Dilipkumar.

Dilipkumar informed of the findings during a meeting of all family members, descendants of war heroes of the Anglo-Manipur War, 1891.

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The event was organised by Martyrs and Freedom Fighter’s Family Members in association with the Justice Committee on Anglo-Manipur War, 1891 Martyrs and Freedom Fighters, Kangleipak (Manipur) on Thursday at Manipur Press Club for a tight relationship to commemorate all events jointly.

Dilipkumar, said that for many years they have been remembering few heroes of Manipur but they should also remember those who were exiled after the war to Andaman Island, such as Chongtham Mia who was never allowed to come back to Manipur and died in Tripura.

The Justice committee investigated thoroughly about the 50 other heroes of Manipur and found that five were hanged, 20 participated in the war, 23 were exiled to Andaman-Nicobar and one died in Bangladesh. In total, 50 heroes have been identified and their descendants have also been identified, he said.

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During the assembly meet, all descendants of the heroes of Anglo-Manipur War, 1891 were honoured.

Also Read: The Bravehearts of Khongjom

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Babie Shirin

Babie Shirin

IFP Reporter, IMPHAL, Manipur

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