JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE
AGAINST ANTI-TRIBAL BILLS
Lamka, August 29, 2019
Tribal Unity Day – the day to mark the occasion when the indigenous tribal people of Manipur raised in unison four years ago against the infamous anti-tribal bills passed by the Manipur Legislative Assembly on August 31, 2015-shall be observed this year as a time to remember and contemplate on the sacrifices made by our nine Tribal Martyrs, and the spontaneous united response it gamered from their tribal brethrens in Manipur and beyond.
It’s our humble appeal that all shops and establishments including Govemment and private institutions in and around Lamka may remain closed between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM of August 31, 2019 as a mark of respect to the sacrifices made by the nine Tribal Martyrs.
Tribal Martyrs Park at Mata Dam, Lamka shall remain open to the public till 2:00 PM of the same day to enable the public to pay homage to the sacrifices made by the nine Tribal Martyrs. The ongoing construction work within the Park will be halted for the day to allow free movement of the public.
Meanwhile, with Manipur Govermment yet to fulfil its part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Joint Action Committee Against Anti-Tribal Bills, ie, creation of Lamka District and the State Government’s support in the ongoing tripartite political talks with the various Zo (Zomi, Kuki and Hmar) armed groups, the fight for ancestral tribal lands, rights and identity remains an unfinished story.
Information and Publicity Department