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Nupilal Day observed in Manipur

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IMPHAL: Though men have been dominating women for centuries, the women of Manipur have a unique place in the history of the State.

This was stated by State Agriculture Minister Ph. Parijat while speaking as a chief guest at the observation of Nupilal Day at Nupilal Complex here on Monday.

On December 12, 1939, Manipuri women fought against the British for exporting rice in other states when the people in the state were starving due to scarcity of rice. Even a kg of rice was not found in the market during those days.

Nupilal is also known as “Women war” by the British, Parijat remembered on the occasion. Nupilal Day is observed across the State on December 12.

The first Nupilal broke out in the year 1904 during which thousands of Manipuri women stormed the residence of the British political agent Calle Maxwel to protest exporting of rice to other states.

However, the uprising was timely controlled and stopped by the British.

Again, the Nupilal which broke out on December12, 1939 injured many women in their movement against the artificial famine like situation, the minister added.

IFCD minister N. Biren Singh who was also present at the event said Manipuri women have to play a big role in bringing in peace and prosperity to the State as they did in the past. (NNN)

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