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There was no Anglo-Kuki War of 1917-1919: Federation of Haomee

The Federation of Haomee has urged the state government to punish those who make false history of the state.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 7 Dec 2022, 5:52 am

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The Federation of Haomee on Tuesday stated that there was no Anglo-Kuki War, 1917-1919 in Manipur and that there is no country of Kuki in Manipur. It said the state government should punish those who make false history of the state.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday at Federation of Haomee office located at Dewlahland, federation spokesperson Y Shyamkumar said that there was an incident of the Khongjai people supporting Chingakham Sanajaoba by paying a tax of Re 1 instead of Rs 3 while he was fighting against Churachand (King).

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There is a document of clarification from 12 Khongjai (who were arrested during battle) and it is mentioned by the chief commissioner of Assam submitted to the secretary to the government of India, foreign and political department, vide letter number 631P political department, branch, Shillong dated June 27, 1919, Shyamkumar said.

The responsibility of creating war was imputed to Sanajaoba and he was sent to Andaman Nicobar as a prisoner, Shyamkumar added.

Non-incident Anglo-Kuki War has a centenary stone pillar at Kuki Inn and there is a pillar with the name of Chief Minister N Biren at Asian village, Saikhul block too, the spokesperson of FoH said, adding that there is a stone pillar of the Anglo-Kuki war in every Kuki village.

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He asked which government gave them permission to construct the Anglo Kuki war gate at Leisang village, from Moirang to Churachandpur. It should be clarified by the state government to the public, Shyamkumar demanded.

He also said that the Federation of Haomee had submitted a memorandum to Union Home Minister Amit Shah about the Anglo-Kuki war on October 15, 2019 who replied to the Federation of Haomee and addressed the chief secretary of Manipur to break down all stone pillars of Anglo-Kuki war.

Even MP Leishemba Sanajaoba had clarified that there was no Anglo-Kuki War, Shyamkumar said and drew the attention of the chief minister to look into the matter and punish all who claim wrong history.

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