RGU Research Team Visits Historical Places in Siang District


BOLENG, May 12: The research team from Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), which conducts research on “Unsung Heroes of Arunachal Pradesh who fought the British Invasion”, visited various historical places in Siang district on 10 and May 11.

The team, led by Professor Ashan Riddi and Dr David Gao, interacted with villagers from Rottung, Kallek, Babuk, Kebang, Pangi, Sissen, Komsing, Riew and Jorsing to determine the local version of the wars.

On Wednesday, the team traveled to the village of Komsing, where British APO Noel Williamson was assassinated by Adis led by Matmur Jamoh, Lunrung Tamuk, Lotiyang Taloh, Bisong Tabing, Namu Nonang and others.

A locally made museum was built at the site of the incident by villagers at the initiative of Professor Uttaran Dutta, an associate professor on the faculty of TEMPE at Arizona State University’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. The museum is popularly known as Misum-Miyang Kumsung.

Earlier on Tuesday, the team visited Kekar ​​Monying – a steep rocky cliff between the Sireng and Sideng rivers near the village of Babuk, where the last battle between the British and the Abors (Adi) took place on December 4 1911 during the Abor expedition of 1911. -12.

Other important historical places the team visited are Okok Dumbang (Rengging), Lelek Dumbang, Egar Yapgo, Naga Lotta, Rottung village, Hitum Pigo (ghat), Sereng Mukh (camp), Linyo Yi or Gooying Liidung and Guak Camp, where Dr. Gregorson was murdered by Lomlo Darang and Bapok Jerang.

Team members also interacted with village elders and descendants of those who sacrificed their lives during the Anglo-Aboriginal wars.

The research team was accompanied by Adi Freedom Fighter Recommendation Committee Chairman Taduram Darang, Rebo-Perging CO Pinky Debnath, East Siang ABK Chairman Dijhi Tamuk, Nugong Banggo Kebang General Secretary Onyong Taloh, NWS General Secretary Daniel Gao, Siang DACO (in charge) Ibrahim Pazing, and others.


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