IMPHAL, April 17: The proscribed Peoples’ revolutionary Front of Kangleipak (PREPAK) has decried the neglect of the historic site of Kangla by the Indian government, in a press statement issued by its Assistant Secretary, Publicity and Propaganda of PREPAK Leibakngakpa Luwang.
In a message issued on the eve of World Heritage Day the statement condemned the exclusion of Kangla from the list of 21 sites recommended by the Indian government for declaration as World Heritage sites.
It recalled the occupation of the sacred Kangla by forces of the Assam Rifles till November 19, 2004.
The statement further underlined the importance of culturaland historical sites like Chingbu Nung near Toniyang village in Churachandpur district wherein King Churachand had erected a stone signifying the reach of his territory, the Lungpha hillock at Phungyar linked to origins of the Tangkhul tribe, the Tharon caves at Tamenglong where the roots of Kabuis are traced, the Canchipur palace, the Kainaching, the Marjing monument at heingang, the monuments at Thangjing, the site of Hiyangthang Lairembi, the Thongam Mondum, the monuments at Nongmaijing Hills, the natural and cultural sites at Koubru range, the Haying Khongbal, the Mongbahanba site at Mahabali, the site of Lainingthou Sanamahi at Wangoi, the historical sites at Mayang Imphal, and the sites of Nungei and Chengei etc.
The statement delinberated on the need for preserving such sites for the sake ofposterity.