Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Churachandpur, Manipur

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Birds eye view of Churachandpur, which is the 2nd largest town in Manipur. It has a population of about 50,000 people

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View of the town from prayer hill

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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.

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The streets

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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.

2 comments:

  1. this is my ccpur..my lovely hometown,i wish i could be there again...the town with cosmopolitan touh...hehhe.no more ramhuai khopui..

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  2. Your pictures are lovely and inspiring. Whenever I see the pictures of Manipur, or Churachandpur in particular, a reminiscence of the poem "home they brought her warrior dead" appears in my mind...

    If you have time, please visit my blog www.tharax.blogspot.com. It gives me a space to express my inner self...

    Regards,
    Thara Tlau

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