Mangarh Hill to be declared monument of national importance
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A report by the National Monuments Authority (NMA) has announced to name the top of Mangarh hill in Rajasthan as a national monument in honour of 1500 Bhil tribal freedom fighters.
The hill, located on the Gujarat-Rajasthan border, is the site of a tribal revolt where more than 1500 Bhil tribal freedom fighters were killed in the year 1913.
This place is also known as Adivasi Jallianwala and there has been a demand to build a memorial here.
On November 17, 1913, the British army opened fire on tribals gathering in protest, led by a leader of the Govind Guru community, killing more than 1,500 people.
The Bhils are commonly known as the Dhanushdharis of Rajasthan. It is the largest tribal community in India.
It is the largest tribe of South Asia.
Generally these are classified into two forms:
middle or pure bhil
Eastern or Rajput Bhil
Central Bhils are found in the mountainous regions of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan in India and are also found in the north-western regions of Tripura.
They are considered a Scheduled Tribe in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tripura.
The Bhils are members of the pre-Aryan caste.
The name Bhil is also mentioned in the ancient epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana.
About National Monuments Authority (NMA)
The National Monuments Authority was enacted in March 2010 in accordance with the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Recognition) Act, under the Ministry of Culture.
The NMA has been entrusted with a number of functions related to the conservation of monuments and sites through the management of restricted and regulated areas around centrally protected monuments.
National ancient monuments are defined under the Ancient Monuments, Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.
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