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Meghalaya (India)

Last modified: 2014-08-23 by ian macdonald
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[Meghalaya nationalist movement] by Dirk Schönberger
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Meghalayan nationalist movement

Nations Without States has an entry on Meghalaya, one of the states of India. Meghalaya is a mountainous area between the Assam lowlands on its north, and the Bangladesh border on its south. The great majority of its inhabitants are tribal peoples speaking Mon-Khmer or Sino-Tibetan languages. The major religions are Christianity and traditional animism. The flag of the nationalist movement is given as a simple tricolor of red, pale blue, and yellow.
Ned Smith, 14 March 2001


Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council

[Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council] by Jaume Ollé
Source: Flag Report

Flag of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council that represents the Khasis and Jaintias. At first also the Achik or Garo were represented, but later they created own movement.
Jaume Ollé
, 19 August 2003

Trying to help to untangle a bit the mess with the flags of the liberation movements and political organizations of North East India let me point to the page at http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/meghalaya/terrorist_outfits/hnlc.htm where the HNLC is described in considerable detail. As far as I know, the flag of the HNLC was obtained by Jaume directly from the source, that is the HNLC itself, so there is no doubts about it.
Chrystian Kretowicz
, 2 October 2003


Khasi people

[Khasi people] image provided by John McMeekin, 27 July 2014

The former Khasi States now occupy the Districts of Ri-Bhoi, East Khasi Hills and West Khasi Hills, in Meghalaya State, India. To the East was the Jainta Hills, and to the West, the Garo Hills. This location is now N.E. of Bangladesh.

KHASI FLAG
Horizontal tricolour of green over white over red, the white central stripe is half the width of either of the other stripes (see photo).
On the green top band are 25 small white five-pointed upright stars (one for each of the 25 states) arranged from top to bottom thus 7 stars (1st row), 6 stars (2nd row), 5 stars (3rd row), 4 stars (4th row), and 3 stars (5th row).
John McMeekin, 27 July 2014
 
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