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Assam CM pays tributes to martyrs of Phulaguri Dhewa on 160th anniversary

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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday pays the tributes to the martyrs of Phulaguri Dhewa on the 160th anniversary of the first peasant uprising in Assam against the British Raj.

Taking to the twitter, CM Sarma said, “Today marks the 160th anniversary of the first peasant uprising in Assam against the British Raj. I offer my humble tributes to the martyrs of Phulaguri Dhewa who had sacrificed their lives for the motherland.”

On October 18, 1961 is a day of inspiration for Assam peasants, as it marks the start of the first organised peasant movement in the state.

For the first time, the Phulaguri uprising — the Phulaguri Dhewa – shook the British administration in Assam. 39 peasants killed and hung many of the leaders in order to gain control of the situation.

Assam’s first peasant movement inspired a slew of following peasant uprisings against British administration.

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