Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Khongjom war monument in Manipur

Imphal: President Pranab Mukherjee today unveiled the Khongjom war monument at the same ground where the last battle of Manipur’s independence was fought.

Pranab Mukherjee stated: “It is a historic day since the last battle for (Manipur’s) independence was fought at the same ground where we are assembled. After conquering several places in east, west and south India in two decades, the (British) mercantile company ruled the vast country. The Union Jack flag was hoisted in many parts of the country.”

He further went on to say that Queen Victoria made an announcement in 1857, saying that henceforth there would be no more annexation but small states would be protected by the British paramount.