Manipur: Why Tangkhul Nagas are protesting the commemoration of the ‘Anglo-Kuki War’
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Manipur: Why Tangkhul Nagas are protesting the commemoration of the ‘Anglo-Kuki War’

By Scroll calender  15-Oct-2019

Manipur: Why Tangkhul Nagas are protesting the commemoration of the ‘Anglo-Kuki War’

  • The centenary commemoration of the Anglo-Kuki War, has run into trouble with Tangkhul Naga groups.
     
  • The Tangkhul NagaLong has said the inscription was “objectionable and unacceptable” as the Kukis were not “indigenous” to Manipur.
     
  • The Kukis and the Tangkhuls, one of the 16 major Naga tribes, have long had an antagonistic relationship.
     
  • Large swathes of what the Kukis claim to be their homeland overlap with Greater Nagaland or Nagalim.
  • On October 13, Manipur’s chief secretary wrote to the police, asking for the “objectionable memorials” to be “removed immediately”.
     

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