Published on: October 28, 2022
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The Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has sought the declaration of Mangarh Dham as the memorial for tribals as a monument of national importance.
- Mangarh Dham is known for the massacre of tribals by the british Indian Army in 1913
- It is considered a pilgrimage site for tribals situated near the Rajasthan Gujarat border
- About 1500 Bhil tribals and on November 17th 1913 when the british Indian army opened fire on the protesters demanding abolition of bonded labour system and relaxation in heavy agricultural taxes imposed by the rules of princely state
- The tribals in the region were led by social reformer Govind Guru