CHURACHANDPUR, December 9: A mass prayer in commemoration of the 100 days of the tribal movement against the three ‘Anti-Tribal Bills’ passed by the State Assembly on August 31 was held at the Lamka public ground today participated by leaders of the JAC Churachandpur, JPO, different women organisations and leaders from Hmar, Zomi, Kuki.
During the mass prayer, homage was paid to the nine tribal martyrs whose bodies lay preserved in the Churachandpur District Hospital Morgue.
Different church leaders, including missionaries like Ginneihthang delivered speeches during the program that started by noon and continued till 3:00 in the afternoon.
The program ended with a prayer by Autonomous District Council Churachandpur chairman Langknanpau Guite who is also an elder of the church.
Mass prayer for tribal unity and for the nine martyrs was the main purpose of the program which was also held other places including in Delhi where the Manipur Tribal Forum Delhi took out a coffin rally.
Meanwhile, to coincide with the coffin rally in Delhi, a coffin rally was also organised by the All Tribals Women Union starting from the district hospital morgue and after passing through the Lamka Town concluded at the district hospital late afternoon.
Candles were also lighted in front of the houses in the town and a candle lighting event was also held at a makeshift tent at the Lamka Community Hall.