Royalty of the Indian sub-continent

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The Chittagong Hill Tracts are home to a group of indigenous ethnicities, collectively known as the Jumma. The major ethnicities are the Chakma and Marma who are Buddhist. There are other ethnicities like the Tripuri, Bawm, Lushai, Mru, Chak, Pankho, Tanchangya and Khumi. Some are Hindu with smaller Catholic and Protestant minorities among the smaller ethnicities.

There are three monarchies among the Jumma. They are the Chakma Circle, Bohmong Circle and Mong Circle, each of them led by a hereditary Raja (King).

These three monarchies were recognized by British India as among the princely states and were promised independence by the British before partition of India. The Chittagong Hill Tracts were 97% Jumma Buddhist in 1947 upon partition. Instead, when India was partitioned, the British assigned the Chittagong Hill Tracts to East Pakistan. Pakistan was a state that was specifically supposed to be created for Muslim majority regions only and the Chittagong Hill Tracts was wrongly assigned to East Pakistan for entirely facetious reasons.

Under Pakistani rule, some settlement happened and the Jummas were down to 90% of the Chittagong Hill Tracts by 1971 when East Pakistan became independent as Bangladesh.

The construction of Kaptai Dam from 1957-1962 resulted in the Chakma King's palace being flooded and Chakma refugees forced to flee to India as their land was submerged.

After independence of Bangladesh the new Bangladeshi government refused to recognize the Jummas rights and instead the Awami League (considered the "liberal" and "moderate" party) insisted they assimilate into Bangladeshi identity. In 1977, under the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Bangladesh started mass colonization of the Chittagong Hill Tracts with hundreds of thousands of Bengali Muslim settlers from the lowlands and a genocidal campaign of massacres and rape against Jummas along with destruction of Buddhist temples, Hindu temples and Christian Churches in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Now Jummas have been reduced to 35% of the population of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Bengali Muslims are 65% of the Chittagong Hill Tract's population. Jumma Buddhists make up 34% of the population while Jumma Hindus, Catholics and Protestants make up 1% of the population.

A war raged between 1977-1997 between the Jumma Shanti Bahini (Peace Force) and the Bangladeshi army and settlers with major massacres and rapes committed by the Bangladeshi army and settlers against the Jummas.

Awami League returned to power in 1996 and negotiated the Chittagong Hill Tracts accord in 1997 to end the war. But the Bangladeshi army under the "liberal" Awami League has just continued the killings and rapes like the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamiat e Islamist (Islamist party) supported. All three parties, the liberal Awami League, right wing Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamiat e Islami supported the murders and rapes against Jummas. The Awami League government has not fulfilled the Chittagong Hill Tracts accord with massive communal attacks, murders and rapes against Jummas by the army and settlers continuing to this day.

The Chakma Queen (Rani) Yan Yan herself was violently assaulted and injured severely by Bangladeshi army personnel after she led protests over rapes of Jumma women by Bengali settlers.

There are graphic photos at the ChatuyRk2 account on twitter of Bangladeshi army crimes including the murder and rape of children.

The facebook page of the Chakma royal family is at chakmarajas.

The twitter account of the Chakma Crown Prince Aryadev Roy Chakma is at azolarjo.

Please help raise awareness of the genocide Bangladesh is committing against the Jumma.

In the Chittagong Hill Tracts the British had listened to the locals before 1947 and banned Bengali migration. But in Assam state, the British did not listen to the locals and imported Bengali Muslims and Bengali Hindus who now have colonized large parts of Assam. The Assamese Hindus and Assamese Muslims now want to evict the Bengali Hindus and Bengali Muslims but the Bengali Muslims are spreading false propaganda about the situation claiming that all Muslims are being rounded up and stripped of citizenship for being Muslims. Please correct the misinformation if you ever hear about it. Tripura state was overrun by Bengali Hindus fleeing East Pakistan in 1947 so the native Tripuri Hindus are now a minority. Another unfortunate situation due to partition.

The Tripuris in Tripura state of India have their own monarchy from the Manikya family.

I'm a new member so I can't post links but you can send me private messages if you want sources.
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The titular King of Tripura Pradyot Manikya tweets against CAB (Citizenship Amendment Bill) because the native Tripuri Hindus have been turned into a minority by Bengali Hindus who escaped partition violence from East Bengal in 1947. Hopefully the Bengali Hindus will be relocated to West Bengal which is supposed to be their state so Tripuri Hindus can became a majority in Tripura again.

For more on theTripuri Manikya royal family read these articles.
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Citizenship Act: Top Court to hear pleas of Tripura royal scion, Congress on December 18

Citizenship Amendment Act: Senior Counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi mentions for urgent hearing petiton by Congress and by erstwhile Maharajah of Tripura. #SupremeCourt agrees to hear the matter on Wednesday, December 18. #CitizenshipAmendmentAct @INCIndia @DrAMSinghvi

Tripura Neer Mahal ownership claim: Royal scion threatens to move SC Tripura : Pradyot Manikya's newly formed TIPRA to hold rally in protest against CAA on Jan 11
I said illegal Bangladeshis irrespective of community ! In fact there are illegal Bangladeshis who are also from my community I will still call them illegal ! Your view is narrow - why do u assume that all Bengalis are Bangladeshis ?
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Heir to the Tripura throne Pradyot Manikya celebrated his birthday on 6 July.

As a part of my birthday celebration we organised a Buddha puja and offered siyung (food) to our Buddhist Monks at Manugang Bana Vihara and prayed for our good health, happiness and prosperity. I believe that the path for unity amongst communities is through our respected elders

Baby Announcement

Vancouver, December 27th 2020

It was announced that Jaiden Kirpal Singh Mumick was born at 11:37am on Christmas Eve morning Thursday December 24th 2020 in Vancouver Canada.

Jaiden is great great great grandson of Maharaja Rajinder Singh of Patiala who was Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala from 1876 to 1900. Jaiden is great great grandson of Colonel Rao Raja Birendra Singh of Patiala who was step brother to Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. He is also great grandson of Princess Naresh Inder Kumari and grandson of Guninder Chhina and Jaideep Mumick.

Mother and child are reported in excellent condition and doing well.
Maharao Pragmulji III of Kutch passed away on 28 May 2021 at the age of 85 with COVID-19.
The statement was released by the royal family on Sunday, and the last rites was held according to the pandemic guidelines in the royal family’s home in Bhuj. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also mourned his death.
Following his death, the defunct throne of Kutch has become vacant as the Maharao had no children and did not make anyone his heir.
His wife Maharana Preeti Devi was also infected with the virus and has now recovered and discharged.
A fascinating story about the last prince in India written by Ned Donovan who married Rayiah of Jordan last year.

Thanks! It is indeed a fascinating story and worth reading. Wonderful how not having a heir and no longer a country to rule turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

N.B. Looks like he has many other fascinating stories. Will explore his website/newsletter further...
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"Introducing His Royal Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur.

Padmanabh Singh, crowned as the unofficial Maharaja of Jaipur in 2011, is a member of the former ruling family of Jaipur State, in present-day Rajasthan, India. He is also considered in India to be an avatar of the god Vishnu."
Very expensive glossy photobooks of the Maharajas of India: 1 "The Unforgettable Maharajas" (150 years of photography) by Jaiwant Paul & Pramrod Kapoor, bought it years ago and it is worth having. 2 also a magnificent glossy photobook is 'Maharaja, The Princely States of India" by Sharada Dwivedi. (both will increase in value when sold) and 3 "Maharanis" The Lives & Times of 3 Generations of Indian Princesses" by Lucy Moore. I have admired the historical pictures & read them all through the years.
His Exalted Highness Nizam Mir Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah Asaf Jah VIII of Hyderabad died on 14 January 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey. A statement issued by his office on behalf of the family said, “We are deeply saddened to inform you that Nawab Mir Barket Ali Khan Walashan Mukarram Jah Bahadur, His Exalted Highness The Eighth Nizam of Hyderabad, passed away peacefully at 10.30 pm (IST) at the age of 89.”

The funeral was held on 18 January 2023 at the Chowmahalla Palace. He was fully honoured as the titular Ruler and buried at Asaf Jah Cemetery in Hyderabad, India.

Following the death of the late 8th Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, his eldest son and heir Prince Mir Mohammed Azmat Ali Khan Azmet Jah was installed and proclaimed as the 9th Nizam and Head of the Asaf Jahi Dynasty in the proclamation at Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad, India. The formal coronation will be held in February.

A declaration was issued saying: “In terms of the desire and the decree made by His Exalted Highness Mukarram Jah Bahadur (Asaf Jah VIII) during his lifetime anointing his eldest son Azmet Jah as his successor in title and to accede his father as the IXth head of the Asaf Jahi Dynasty for all symbolic, ceremonial, titular and ancillary purposes; following the customs and tradition of the Asaf Jahi Dynasty in existence for 299 years.”
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