CPPKT warns govt to remove cross installed at Thangjing Hills

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Imphal: The Committee on Protection & Preservation of the Historical Rights of Koubru and Thangjing Hill Ranges in Manipur has issued a warning of strong agitation if the centre and state government fail to remove the cross that has been erected on the sacred Thangjing Shrine along the Thangjing Hills within five days.

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Yumkhaibam Shyam Khuman, the General Secretary of the Committee, has expressed concern about the installation of the cross on the sacred Thangjing shrine of the Meitei Community.

Speaking to the media at Manipur Press Club on Wednesday, he said the act allegedly carried out by individuals from the Kuki community, is seen as a provocation to the Meitei community and is considered a violation of an agreement signed between the Kuki Students’ Organization (KSO) and the Committee on Protection & Preservation of the Historical Rights of Koubru and Thanging Hill Ranges on May 23, 2022. This agreement was reportedly signed in the presence of the then Manipur Director General of Police (DGP), P Doungel.

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Yumkhaibam Shyam Khuman has urged both the Central and State governments to address the matter immediately, emphasizing that it concerns the sentiments of the community. The Committee has cautioned that failing to remove the Cross within five days would ensue strong agitation in response.

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