26 May 2016

Nupee Lal (women's war) 12.12.2004

Women freedom fighters, who took part in the first and second Nupee Lal (women's war) against the Britishers are being honoured with the issue of this stamp and FDC.
During the first Nupee Lal uprising, in 1904, Manipuri women rose against the British government's order to use men as 'forced labourers' for the construction of an assistant political agent's house in Imphal.
In the second uprising, on December 12, 1939, thousands of women marched to the state durbar hall demanding a ban on the export of rice as floods had caused extensive damage to crops that year.

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