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Manipur Patriots Day: Rich floral tributes paid to Charai Thangal

Thangal General played an active part in the war of 1890-91 for the independence of Manipur from British rule.

Rich floral tributes in honor of General Thangal and Charai Thangal were paid on Patriots day at Manipur’s Thangal General Ecological Park, Mayangkhang.

The Patriots’ Day celebration was graced by S Kho John, President, United Naga Council, Solomon Arow, President, Naga People’s Organization, and YK Kaping, President, Thangal Union.

Thangal General was a legendary hero from the Thangal Naga tribe. His courage, strength, and skills impressed the Maharaja of Manipur, inviting him to stay in Imphal.

Thangal General played an active part in the war of 1890-91 for the independence of Manipur from British rule.

He executed British officials and fought till the end to drive the British out of Manipur. His name stands in the galaxy of freedom fighters of Manipur. Thangal General, Bir Tikendrajit, and others were hanged on August 13, 1891.

Meanwhile, Charai Thangal was also hanged by the Britishers on August 13 in 1891, Charai Thangal was the commander-in-charge of the Northern fort at Mayangkhang.

For the murder of British officers and waging war against the British, Charai Thangal was forced to surrender to the British at the end of the war and was hanged.

The British anger and wrath on the Thangal tribe continued for 9 years even after executing the 2 patriots. As a result, Mayangkhang village was reportedly burnt to ashes 3 times by British soldiers.

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First Published: 14th August, 2022 13:35 IST

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