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Manipur Gorkha are real indigenous of Manipur

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The entry of the Gorkhas and their settlement in Manipur can be traced to 1819 at the earliest. It is quite probable that some scattered Nepali families were already settled in Manipur before this date. Some scholars push back the history of the Gorkhas in Manipur to the beginning of the 16th Century. Lore also has it that the first Nepali came to Manipur at the beginning of the 10th Century. He married a Meitei girl called Kumbi, who belonged to the Mayang Heikong Ningol, a popular Manipuri clan. Since this man reared cows and buffaloes in the Khuti, or the goth (cowshed), his descendants are knowns as gotimayan.

The first batch of Gorkhas came to Manipur during the time of Raja Gambhir Singh. In 1824, the Gorkhas of the 16th Sylhet Local Battalion, later to become the 8th Gorkha Rifles, were included in the Police Levy of Gambhir Singh. During the first quarter of the 19th Century, Manipur was much troubled by Burmese intruders and troops. To secure Manipur, Gambhir Singh raised an army in 1825 and recruited Gorkhas from Sylhet for it. The militia was named the ‘Victoria Paltan’. The nomenclature is a clear indication of the preponderance of Gorkhas in the army since the word paltan is a Nepali corruption of the English ‘platoon’. Having earned the trust of the British, Gorkha soldiers were detailed to protect all the Political Agents. They were also brought in as cooks, milkmen, traders and agriculturists.

The number of Gorkha soldiers in Manipur increased when the East India Company moved the 23rd, 43rd and 44th battalions of the 8th Gorkha Rifles to Manipur around 1880. Later, according to the records of the Chief Commissioner of Assam, 400 Gorkha soldiers from Golaghat and 200 from Silchar were brought in. In 1891, more were relocated to the region from other places in Assam. Maharaja Chandrakriti’s reign too saw many Gorkhas coming in.

At the beginning of the 20th Century, Gorkhas were being recruited in the Assam Military Police, where 82 of them were posted at Tura in the Garo Hills Battalion, 730 were at Dibrugarh in the Lakhimpur Battalion, 331 at Kohima in the Naga Hills Battalion, 111 at Silchar in the Silchar Battalion, and 105 at Dhaka in the Dhaka Battalion.

In 1915, the 2nd Gorkha Rifles stationed at Imphal was replaced by the Darang Military Police when the renowned fighters were deployed for action somewhere in Europe. This very Darang Military Police stationed at Manipur was converted into the 4th Assam Rifles in 1917 and 80 per cent of its personnel comprised Gorkhas.

Almost all the Gorkhas who came to Manipur on active service settled there permanently after retirement. The British government allotted land to the personnel of the 4th Assam Rifles first in Thangmaiband and later in special colonies in Eroisembe, Chink, Tangri, Kalapahar, Torbung, Maram, Imphal, Irang and Kanglatombi. After 1945, many personnel from Subhas Chandra Bose’s INA also made Manipur their home.

The fact that Nepali literature’s first poetical work in print came from Manipur is proof that the Gorkhas were fully assimilated into Manipur society and its social pursuits by 1894, the year that Tulachand Alay wrote and published
Manipurko Sawai.

Via Hamro Manipur

Gorkha community in Manipur celebrates the Nav Barsha (New Year)

Kangpokpi, April 01 2016 : The state level Nav Barsha 2073 (the Hindu New Year) was celebrated in styled at Shantipur, Kanglatongbi on Wednesday, April 13 .

Sekmai AC MLA Kh Debendro Singh graced the event jointly organized by Nepali Sanskriti Suraksha Parishad (NSSP) and Shree Shree Durga Mandir Shantipur, Kanglatongbi at Shantipur Kanglatongbi Mandir premises as the chief guest.

Bhumi Prasad Basnet, Executive Member, ADC Sadar Hills; Shiva Kumar Basnet, Pradhan, Kanglatongbi Gram Panchayat; Bishnu Bhandari, Unit President, NSSP, Arunachal Pradesh; Narayan Sharma, Patron Member, NSSP CC New Delhi; Khema Mishra, HoD, Dept of Nepali, Darang College, Assam Atwal, SO, PWD, Govt. of Manipur attended as guest of honour while Mani Kr Limbu, president, NSSP Manipur attended as functional president.

According to Vikram Samvat a traditional calendar system which follows Luni-Solar system- 2016 Nav Barsha is Vikram Samvar 2073 year while the State level event organized at Shantipur, Kanglatongbi also marked the first day of Baisakh.
Around 4000 people from across the State and delegates from Kathmandu, Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh attended the New Year celebration at Shantipur, Kanglatongbi.

Gorkha civil bodies including Gorkha Welfare Union Manipur; All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union; Sadar Hills Gorkha Union; Manipureli Kirat Sangh; Nepali Sahitya Parishad Manipur; Bishwa-Karma Youth Association; Kanglatongbi Gorkha Youth Association; Bharatya Gorkha Parishang Manipur Unit and various clubs and women societies from different parts of the State also attended the revelry.

The Gorkha community in the State celebrates the Nav Barsha by dutifully performing the customs and traditions.

MLA Kh Debendro witnessed the Gorkha antique items put on display during the introductory function of the New Year celebration and hoisted the Nav Barsha flag after planting a tree as a mark of the beginning of New Year.

A minute condolence was also observed to pay tribute to the departed Gorkha leaders while aged persons from the community were also presented gifts to mark the occasion apart from presentation to the dignitaries.

Speaking at the occasion, the local MLA said that culture is an important right which every community need to preserve while adding that without culture development of a society is not possible.

The MLA appreciated the Gorkha community for maintaining and preserving their culture and tradition while keeping in mind the value and significance of it.

Urging the Gorkha community to maintain their culture and tradition without modification, the MLA stated that many culture and tradition has been declining due to modification.

While lauding the Pradhan of Kanglatongbi Gram Panchayat for his tireless effort in developing the Gram Panchayat of Kanglatongbi, the MLA said that during the Digital India Week celebration last year Kanglatongbi Gram Panchayat bagged the third position.

The MLA also assured that he will always keep open a big door for the Gorkha community of the State in time of their need and development.

While motivating the Gorkha community to tirelessly work for the development of Manipur, Shiva Kumar Basnet, Pradhan, Kanglatongbi Gram Panchayat said that all are born here and brought up on the soil of Manipur and all will die here too.

"So, it is our duty to wholeheartedly work for the development of the State," he added.

According to the organizing committee, literary meet was also organized during the two days event with resource persons from various States including Matrika Pokhrel, Bibas Pokhrel, LB Chhetry and Krishna Parsain from Kathmandu in attendance.

Source: The Sangai Express

AMGSU condemn the attack on Gorkhas in Manipur

8:02 AM

Imphal: The All Manipur Gorkha Students’ Union (AMGSU) has strongly condemned the arrogant and high- handedness attitude of 4 four persons of Naga Tapon Village of IT Road Irang Part II Senapati for disrupting the observation of Saraswati Pooja and Quiz Competition  on February 13 at Irang Part II Govt High School, Panikheti where girl students and teaching staff were assulted.

According to a release, the offenders also brutally thrashed the innocent Panikheti village authority member Nar Bahadur Adhikari and his wife Kamala Adhikari. They have been admitted in Mission Hospital, Kangpokpi in serious conditions.

While condemning the inhuman act, AMGSU appeal all the students’ body to look into the matter as this is really a matter of concern for the students’ body and further urged the authority concerned to provide befitting punishment to those involved in the crime at the earliest.

Via thepeopleschronicle

All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union Condolence to India - Nepal quake victims

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The All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union- Ukhrul Unit (AMGSU) yesterday organised an Condolence Meeting at Durga Mandir, Wino Bazar, Ukhrul District to pay homage to the Victims of the Earthquake that brought disaster and loss in human lives in Nepal and parts of North India.
 All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union Condolence  India - Nepal quake victims
 All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union Condolence  India - Nepal quake victims
Picture of peoples offering praying and paying homage for the Earthquake victims of Nepal and North India at Ukhrul.

Via- Prateet Pradhan

AMGSU Peace Rally on death anniversary of Tilak Poudel

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The AMGSU, All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union,  has organised  the Peace Rally on 18th of April 2015 to mark the 1st death anniversary of Tilak Poudel, who lost his life in police firing during an protest demonstration against the rape of an 13 year old Gorkha Girl on 17 of April 2014.
Gorkha Tilak Poudel
Gorkha Tilak Poudel

Victims of Police firing during an protest demonstration against the rape of an 13 year old Gorkha Girl on 17 of April 2014
Victims of Police firing during an protest demonstration against
the rape of an 13 year old Gorkha Girl on 17 of April 2014
The rally will start from Kanglatongbi Football ground at 12:00 p.m after paying Floral tributes to the departed soul and end at Charhajare. All the Gorkha Youths, Students, Elders, Clubs, women Societies of Manipur shall join the peace rally and pay fitting tribute to Tilak Poudel, who has laid down his life while seeking Justice for an Gorkha Girl and he shall be always an inspiration for the Gorkhas of Manipur and his sacrifice would be always remembered and respected by all.

Prateet Pradhan for IG

AMGSU felicitated 266 gorkha students of manipur

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The All Manipur Gorkha Students' Unioin (AMGSU) felicitated meritorious gorkha students of manipur who secured 60% and above in class X & XII board examination 2014 at charhajarecommunity hall. All together AMGSU Felicitated 266 students.

AMGSU Felicitates Meritorious students
AMGSU Felicitates Meritorious students
The cheif guest of the function was Shri Shiva Kumar Basnet, Pradhan Kanglatongbi Gram Panchayat and shri Pradeep Rizal, President AMGSU was the functional President. And the chair of guest of honour were graced by shri Md. Jackirruddin, (MPS) add. suprintendent of police kangpokpi; Dr. Pushpa Rai, CMO senapati; Shri Mani kumar Limbu, Principle Rosses Eng School; Shri Madan Kumar Limbu, Principle Froebel Eng School and Shri Balaram Bista, social worker Charhajare.


AAGSU condemns rape of a 13-year-old Gorkha girl in Manipur

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Guwahati -The All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU) have vehemently condemned the brutal rape of a 13-year-old Gorkha girl at Koirengei Hills, Paomei Colony in Sangakpham, Manipur, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 and there after indiscriminate firing on protesters who demanded justice for victim that killed one Tilak Poudyal and cortically injured on Easter Friday.

All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU) logo
All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU) logo
The All Manipur Gorkha Students’ Union (AMGSU) had taken out a protest march and blocked the national highway on Friday, April 18, 2014, demanding the immediate arrest of the accused which the AAGSU had extended moral support while speaking over telephone with Ramesh Bastola, Chief Advisor, AMGSU. The Manipur Police first used tear gas to disperse the protestors and then resorted to indiscriminate firing, in which a 20 years Gorkha youth, Tilak Poudyal, son of Prem Singh Poudyal, was killed.

Talking to media-persons here in Guwahati today Nanda Kirati Dewan, publicity secretary, All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU) said, ‘AAGSU the apex influential organisation of Gorkha students and youths of Assam vehemently condemns the incident at the brutal rape of a 13-year-old Gorkha girl in Paomei Colony in Sangakpham, Manipur, on Thursday, April 17, 2014 being raped by a 65-year-old man in a forested area of the locality. He further added, ‘This is not the first time that a gruesome incident had occurred in Manipur and the minority Gorkha Community has always been on the receiving end. Today I am myself condemning such an incident of rape for the 4th time in just 2 years. My question is why is such heinous crime being targeted against minority Gorkhas of Manipur. Why has the Government of Manipur failed to provide security to the peace loving assimilated community in Manipur. We have not heard any rapists so far booked and hanged or given severe punishments.’ The information has been corroborated with Ramesh Bastola, Chief Advisor, AMGSU and Pradeep Rizal president AMGSU.

Lambasting the Manipur Administration and Police Authorities on brutal police firings on the protestors seeking justice for the victim that killed 20 years old Gorkha youth and injuring several others while few critical, the vociferous AAGSU leader said, ‘Make no mistake to assume Gorkhas of Manipur are isolated and left alone to be tortured in your lawless administration. Manipur is a state that gave the nation first Gorkha martyr Niranjan Singh Shah Chetri and today Tilak Poudel has laid down his life for the people, we welcome AMGSU decision to declare him as Saheed(martyr). Mr. Ibobi, please be informed that Gorkhas of Nation stands with Manipur Gorkhalis while the All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU) will leave no stone unturned to deliver justice to the victims and the deprived Gorkha community at large.

‘I think Gorkha Development Council under Govt. of Manipur could be an arrangement made to provide equality and justice to minority Gorkhas of Manipur so the All Manipur Gorkha Students’ Union (AMGSU) should democratically demand the creation of Gorkha Development Council in Manipur for all round development and prosperity of the community thereby consolidating political and fundamental rights in its best possible way within the mainframe of Indian Constitution like the Bishnupuriya Manipuri Development Council in Assam to claim equality and fundamental rights as constituent community of larger Manipuri society.’, the AAGSU leader advised the AMGSU being frustrated over the way the Gorkhas have been subjected to inhuman torture in Manipur time and again.

The AAGSU condemns the police brutality and demands immediate action against the killer police personnel with life time suspension and welcomes Dy. CM Gaikhangham’s orders to temporarily suspend the Sekmai OC who lead the police brutality. Recalling meetings with students, youths, women and elderly person during his recent visit to the Gorkha dominated areas of Manipur the AAGSU publicity secretary Nanda Kirati Dewan reiterated that this sad incident cannot be read as an isolated one, only the symptom of a bigger scheme of intimidation, in which the peaceful Gorkha community has been at the receiving end of police high-handedness in the whole state of Manipur.

AAGSU demanded adequate compensation to the rape victim as well as the one killed in police firing the injured for treatment and appealed Manipur Home Minister and Dy. CM Gaikhangham to immediately take steps to remedy this situation in all ways it deems correct. 

Source: tntmagazine

Tilak Poudyal gorkha protester shot twice from close range: AMGSU leader

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Tilak Poudyal was caught by the police and shot with a small arm twice from very close range, claimed Pradeep Rizal, president of the All Manipur Gorkha Students’ Union. Pradeep Rizal president AMGSU 

IMPHAL, April 19: Unrest in the state over the alleged rape of a 13 year old by a local on April 17, intensifies this morning with the formation of a JAC in connection with the death of an agitator yesterday in police firing.

Tilak Poudyal a gorkha protester shot twice from
close range in Mizorzm
The JAC has today demanded the termination of the Sekmai Police officer in charge and his team who were responsible for the firing incident, leading to the death of Tilak Poudyal, who was amongst a mob blocking the National Highway no 2 at Kanglatongbi area, against the rape of the minor.

Around 7.30pm during the protest at Kanglatongbi on Friday, Tilak Poudyal was caught by the police and shot with a small arm twice from very close range, claimed Pradeep Rizal, president of the All Manipur Gorkha Students’ Union (AMGSU).

Decrying the double incident, people along the Imphal-Mao stretch of the National Highway No 2 came out at different places to block the highway.

Around 2pm today, protestors damaged a Tata Magic and a Gypsy for defying the road block at Tejbari, Kanglatongbi. Following the incident, IRB reinforcement arrived at the scene while a team of commandos had arrested six of the protestors. People were seen blocking the highway at Sekmai Nongthonband, Kanglatongbi, Shantipur and Kalapahar areas. However, vehicles of security forces were allowed to pass though the tensed areas. Passengers and loaded trucks ferrying along the route remain stranded at safe places.

People of the Gorkha community were seen burning tyres on the road and shifting rock boulders to block the highway.

Meanwhile, a huge gathering of various communities residing in the area was convened this morning at the Kanglatongbi Government High School and discussed on the further steps of agitation.

The meeting demanded a judicial inquiry into the two incidents; termination of the Sekmai Police OC and his team; proper compensation to the family of Tilak Poudyal; provision of proper security to the Gorkha community in the state and if the demands are not met, the family and the JAC will not accept the body of Tilak Poudyal, informed chairman of the JAC Kharka Bahadur.

He added if in case the government fail to initiate any step in order to fulfil the demands by April 21, the JAC, supported by the public will launched several forms of agitation from 4pm of the same day, he said.

Meanwhile, Pradeep Rizal, president of the All Manipur Gorkha Students’ Union that was spearheading yesterday’s agitation along the highway told media persons today that the agitation was launched under the aegis of the student body since late yesterday evening after the police failed to meet their demand for booking of the accused in the rape of the minor by 6pm of Friday.

The student body was supported by several other civil society organisations and the public of the Kanglatongbi area, he said.

The Pradhan of the area had informed the Sekmai police that the student body has initiated a peaceful agitation without any violence, however, when the Sekmai police team on reaching the Kanglatongbi Bridge near the Chil-Chil Mission Higher Secondary School fired several tear gas shells and rubber bullets to a group of protestors around the area around 7pm, he said.

He also charged that the police team had fired some live bullets in between the tear gas shells.

Around 7.30pm, Tilak Poudyal was caught by the police and shot with a small arm twice from very close range, he alleged.

There others sustained bullet injuries on his chest and leg, he claimed.

Praveen identified that Bhim Sutar Karki, 43, son of Sheer Bahadur Karki of Kanglatombi is presently at the ICU of the Raj Polyclinic after undergoing operation on his chest, while Hemant Bahadur, 30, of Hatikhuwa, Kanglatongbi has been discharged after treatment on his leg and several women protestors were also .

He further alleged that the protestors have collected several empty cartridges of fired bullets and five live rounds of AK-47, Insas rifle and 9 MM pistol.

The All Manipur Gorkha Students’ Union was conducting democratic forms of agitation, but now that our activist has been killed, we will now launch various forms of agitation, unless the demands are met at the earliest, he strongly asserted.

Kangpokpi police trying to break away the protesters blocking the highway fired several tear gas shells and mock bombs injuring more than 10 women protestors, informed a source.

All the injured protestors have been admitted at the Catholic Hospital, Kangpokpi.

It may be mentioned that a thirteen year old school girl was allegedly raped by 65 year old taking advantage of the 16th LS poll day on April 17. Following revelation of the young girl about the incident, an agitation erupted at various places leading to the death of a youth in police firing.

Meanwhile, locals of Mantripukhri staged a sit in protest at the local community hall decrying the incidents.

Source: kanglaonline

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