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KCP Poirei pays tribute to Hijam Irabot

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Imphal Sept 28: Armed group KCP Poirei Meitei Lup today paid its highest respect to Lamyanba Hijam Irabot on occasion of his 120th Birth Anniversary which falls on September 30. In a press statement, the out recalled the life history of Lamyanba Hijam Irabot and narrated on how the pioneer leader had cease all sort of luxury life beside being married to a daughter of the royal family.
Hijam Irabot was born on September 30, 1895 at Oinam Leikai near Nambul River . KCP Poirei said that in 1913 when he was in class 5, Hijam Irabot spearheaded an agitation against a teacher who had brutally beaten a student of his class . This is perhaps the first students’ agitation in the history of Manipur, KCP Poirei Meitei Lup said. In India too Subhash Chandra Boss spearheaded a students’ agitation in 1916 against the brutal assault of a fellow student by British teacher.
The KCP Poirei categorically stated on how Hijam Irabot spearheaded at various movement in the state. It also stated on how Hijam Irabot wage war against the British government and later against feudalism and then against the Indian annexation. The statement also narrated on how Hijam Irabot work with the communist rebels of Burma to fight against India and Burma government. It said a tri party meeting of BCP Burma,  PCP and Red Army of Hijam held a meeting to fight from a common platform in 1950 .The statement also mention on how the Kabaw valley has been transferred to Myanmar and recalled on how Irabot tried to restored it.
The statement further said that KCP Poirei Meitei will follow the path chosen by Lamyanba Hijam Irabot by waging war for restoration of the lost freedom.

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