Nikhil Manipuri Mahasabha

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Nikhil Manipuri Mahasabha, initially a Hindu nationalist organization, was founded in Manipur in 1934. At that time, the maharajah was its president. [1] NMHM was opposed to the increasing foreign christian evangelistic aggression, and sought to protect the interests of Hindus in the state. The organization was modelled after the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha.

1st Session, NHMM, Imphal, 1934[edit]

The NMM was originally known as the Nikhil Manipuri Hindu Mahasabha. It was founded under the patronage of Maharaja Churachand Singh who was the president of the organization. All works were carried out by Hijam Irabot who was the vice-president.

2nd Session, NHMM, Tarepur[edit]

The second session was held at Tarepur in Silchar.

3rd Session, NHMM, Mandalay[edit]

The third session was held at Mandalay in Burma.

4th Session, NMM, Chinga, 1938[edit]

This session was held at Chinga in Manipur. Maharaja Churachand did not attend the session. Irabot changed the name of the sabha by dropping the Hindu off the original name. He also changed it into a political party. Maharaja Churachand sent a warning to Irabot on the events taking place in his absence.

2nd Nupilal, 1939[edit]

A section of the NMM split to joined the second Nupilal. They called themselves the Praja Sanmelani which was established on 7 January 1940.

Second World War,1939-1945[edit]

During the Second World War, many NMM leaders joined the Indian National Army. They took a minor role in the Battle of Imphal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sanajaoba, Naorem, ed. (2003). Manipur, Past and Present: The Heritage and Ordeals of a Civilization 4. Mittal Publications. p. 103. ISBN 9788170998532.