Students’ group alleges RSS misrepresenting Manipur history, boycotts from hosting historical events
Joint Students’ Coordination Committee (JSCC) has announced Tuesday to boycott Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) from organising or hosting events associated with Manipuri history in the future for allegedly misrepresenting the history of the state.
JSCC is an umbrella group comprising of All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU), Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF), Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) and Students’ Union of Kangleipak (SUK).
The boycott is a fallout of the Patriots’ Day celebration hosted by the RSS wherein a picture depicting “Bharat Mata” was placed between the portraits of two freedom fighters of Manipur, Bir Tikendrajit and Thangal General, during a floral tribute. The picture, which went viral on social media, drew flak from people who termed it a cultural misappropriation and assimilation by the RSS.…
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