Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda married girlfriend Lynn in Manipur as per the customs of Meitei community. Photo courtesy: Instagram/randeephooda
Born on 29 November in Imphal, the capital of Manipur, Lynn is a model and Manipuri actress by profession. Both of them got married as per the customs of Meitei community. Wedding pictures and videos are going viral on social media. It is being described as a simple marriage. After the marriage of both, the Meitei community is once again in the news.
Meitei community is said to be the largest community of Manipur.About 90 percent of the people of Meitei community are settled in the hilly areas of the state. Imphal valley is especially their destination.
Which religion do the people of Meitei community follow?
About 65 percent of the population in Manipur belongs to the Meitei community. This is the reason why Meitei community is called the largest community of Manipur. People of this community live not only in Manipur, but also in Bangladesh and Myanmar. Now let us understand which religion they follow.
According to the report of The Hindu, 83 percent people of Meitei community follow Hindu religion. Follow the customs related to this religion. At the same time, there are 8.4 percent people belonging to this community who call themselves Muslims. They are known as Manipuri Muslims. At the same time, only 1 percent of the people of this community believe in Christianity.
Manipuri Muslims are also called Pangal. However, different information has been given in history regarding how Islam entered Manipur. It is said that the Muslim people in Manipur belong to the Mongol dynasty. When the Mongols arrived here in the 12th century, they entrusted the responsibility of security of the area to some people, thus the Muslim Manipuri community started. These people also speak Chinese and Tibetan languages.
What is the history of Meitei community?
From ancient times to modern era, the history of Meitei community has been divided into 4 eras. According to the report, the name of the Meitei community’s empire was – Kanglepak. A large part of which was where China is now. People of Meitei community have been demanding for a long time that they should get tribal status. He says that the rule of the Meitei kings once extended from the Chhindwin River of Myanmar to the Surma River of present-day Bangladesh, but which later shrank.
There are 32 such tribes which are recognized in the documents. Many of these tribes have been opposing the Meitei community which has been demanding ST status for a long time. Political parties also never displease this community. Apart from being 65 percent of the population here, they have a lot of influence in politics. In this way the Meitei community raises its voice from time to time. A few months ago, there was a ruckus here regarding this demand. Which was much discussed.
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