Imphal, Aug 26: Conglomerate of rebel groups operating in the region, CorCom today pay respect to the Haipou Jadonang on occasion of the 86 th Death Anniversary . In A statement of the Publicity Committee of the rebel group, the outfit paid revolutionary salute to the pioneer leader which falls on August 29. Since time immemorial, our ancestors have been protecting our culture and taught the people to live without depending to others. The sacrificed of Jadanong in his effort to protect the indigenous culture has been remembered. It said Jadonang is one among our leader who had sacrifice his life in the struggle to safeguard his community. After Manipur was conquered by the British in 1891, the colonial ruler suppress the people of the region and rule by utilising divide and rule policy . Those who are against the expanisnist revolt against the colonial ruler and many were killed by hanging and many were sent outside the kingdom as prisoners. Unable to tolerate the atrocities of the colonial ruler , Haipou Jadonang who was born on 1905 at Kambiron Village in Tamenglong district of Manipur (Kangleipak) stood against the british rule. Jadonang had always fight for freedom and started waging war against the British Colonialists. The leader also stood against the Christian missionaries as he fear extinction of the indigenous culture of his community .
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