6th Tribal Unity Day observed at Khuga Dam

The day is observed every year after nine tribals laid down their lives on August 31, 2015 in protest against passing of three anti-tribal bills namely, Protection of Manipur People Bills 2015, Manipur Land Revenue and Reform (7th Amendment) Bill 2015 and Manipur Shops and Establishment (2nd Amendment) Bill 2015 in the Manipur Legislative Assembly.


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The 6th Tribal Unity Day was observed on Tuesday at Martyrs Park located at Khuga Dam led by Joint Action Committee Against Anti Tribal Bill (JACAATB) chief convener H Mangchinkhup along with the family members of the martyrs with strict compliance of COVID-19 SOPs.

The day is observed every year after nine tribals laid down their lives on August 31, 2015 in protest against passing of three anti-tribal bills namely, Protection of Manipur People Bills 2015, Manipur Land Revenue and Reform (7th Amendment) Bill 2015 and Manipur Shops and Establishment (2nd Amendment) Bill 2015 in the Manipur Legislative Assembly.

After the three bills were rejected by the President of India, a meeting was held at Mizo People ConventionChurachandpur office at Lamka where a nine-point agenda was set and the state government had assured JACAATB in compensating the families of nine deaths, helping the 48 injured and eight disabled people, building a martyrs park, set up Lamka district, among others.

During the observance, Mangchinkhup said that they have come to honour the sacrifices made by the martyrs though the ceremony could not be organised properly due to the pandemic. He also said that among the nine points, the government is yet fulfil giving of local self-government and creation of Lamka district.

First Published:Aug. 31, 2021, 9:39 p.m.

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