TT Epaper
The Telegraph
Graphiti
 
IN TODAY'S PAPER
WEEKLY FEATURES
CITIES AND REGIONS
ARCHIVES
Since 1st March, 1999
 
THE TELEGRAPH
 
 
CIMA Gallary

Tableau rejection irks MP

New Delhi, Dec. 17: AGP Rajya Sabha MP Kumar Deepak Das today protested against the rejection of a proposal for a Republic Day parade tableau showcasing the 13th century Ahom general Sukapha.

Das said the Centre had insulted the feelings of the Assamese people by calling Sukhapa a foreigner. “This is an outright insult to the sentiments of the people of Assam. The soul of Assam is linked with Sukapha, the founder of the Ahom kingdom,” Das said in a special mention today.

Assam’s department of culture had made a presentation depicting Sukapha to the Republic Day parade scrutiny committee. The proposal was rejected.

Das urged the government to inquire into the matter and ensure that steps are taken to assuage the hurt feelings in Assam.

Describing the Ahom general as a great fighter and patriot who laid the foundation for modern Assam, Das said the kingdom established by Sukapha in 1228 existed for six centuries and had unified various tribal and non-tribal people of the Northeast.


 More stories in Northeast

  • Two-day Bodo meet begins in Kokrajhar
  • Upset for 2nd seed
  • Chaoba declares war on graft
  • Tableau rejection irks MP
  • Dhumohi on khol, 29400 hands at play for record
  • Prisoner hangs self in Dhubri
  • St John's boys drub GCCC
  • Governor to go by the book on assent
  • Odisha, Bihar move up
  • Efforts to ensure a brighter future
  • Navarang edge past Navajyoti, reach finals
  • PIL filed in land case
  • Gogoi readies Tripura poll candidate sieve
  • Lawyers extend boycott
  • Mooshahary prescribes dos and don'ts for new cops
  • Absu slams govt 'attitude'
  • Book fair promotes reading habit
  • Female leopard tranquillised
  • Garo hills region gets first ICU
  • Sensor fences to check influx