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PGC history students visits caves at Puilwa village

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/24/2018 11:56:43 PM IST
Department of History, Peren Government College, visited the A.Z, Phizo cave and Rani Gaidinliu cave at Puilwa Village, Peren district, as part of its study tour on July 21. The tour team comprised of the 1st, 3rd and 5th semesters major students, faculty members along with Namteibui Kenrang as tour guide and Nampeu Nza  as  resource person.
The caves were of historical importance as both were used as hide outs. In 1932 while eluding the Britishers, Rani Gaidinliu went to Puilwa village along with her followers and stayed in the cave for three days before her arrest on October 17, 1932. During the NNC movement A.Z Phizo along with his followers also went to Puilwa village on August 30, 1956 on his way to London via Myanmar. However, the Indian army followed Phizo attacked them at Puilwa village but the NNC held their ground at the present cave.

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