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UKAL steps up to save Khurai Ahong Pung

UKAL stressed the importance of ‘Pung’ as one of the most sacred places for performing rituals of Manipur.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 11 Dec 2022, 6:04 am

(Representational Image: Pixabay)
(Representational Image: Pixabay)

Umanglai Kanba Apunba Lup (UKAL) strongly condemned the recent clash that took place at Khurai Ahong Pung.

UKAL, Secretary Publicity, Th Ratankumar Meitei, in a release, stressed the importance of ‘Pung’ as one of the most sacred places for performing rituals of Manipur.

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It also mentioned about the other three pungs of the state, which are Tera Wangthonbi Pung, Wangkhei Sodong Pung and Kakwa Lamtai Pung.

It is believed that the four pungs play a huge role in the peace-keeping and welfare of the state.

It also recalled that the state government already announced Khurai Ahong Pung as a Historical monument and Archeological site on 7 December, 2000 under the Manipur Ancient and Historical Monument and Archeological site and remand act, 1976 of sub-section (3) of section 4 of the act.

Ratankumar appealed to the local residents to pacify and unite among themselves. He urged the government to take necessary steps regarding the matter.

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Religious rituals at the Pung are not related to any particular community but for all the communities residing in the state including the Teli people, he said.

It also appealed to the people residing at Khurai Ahong pung to shift to another place in order to save the historical site.

Lastly, it warned the people not to raise communal riots regarding the matter and to cooperate in every decision made by the government.

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IFP Bureau

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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