Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Birds eye view of Churachandpur, which is the 2nd largest town in Manipur. It has a population of about 50,000 people
View of the town from prayer hill
Churachandpur is inhabited by several tribes, mainly belonging to the Kuki-Zomi-Mizo group, with the Paite , Hmar, Thado, Zou , Vaiphei, Gangte, Simte, Mizo ,TedimChin, and some Manipuri Meiteis.
Another View of the town - Churachandpur is a beautiful town but a very unsafe town as there are lot of underground outfits, the town itself is divided into different ethnic zones like - Mizo, Hmar, Kuki, Paite and even minor scuffles can bring about problems between communities as it happened during the Zomi-Kuki ethnic clash (1997-98). There were also very few established business as building of a property or investment into a bigger business would only invite more money from the underground elements who control life there by the tip of the gun.