News excerpt
Assam Chief Minister ordered the arrest of a Kolkata-based political commentator who had described ChaolungSukapha as a “Chinese invader”.

Pre-Connect
•    Sukapha was a 13th-century ruler who founded the Ahom kingdom, which ruled Assam for six centuries.
•    Sukapha was a leader of the Ahoms. He reached Brahmaputra valley in Assam from upper Burma in the 13th century.
•    Sukapha’s significance lies in his successful efforts towards assimilation of different communities and tribes. He is widely referred to as the architect of “BorAsom” or “greater Assam.”

Ahoms
    Most of those who came with Sukapha were men. The men later married women from communities living in Assam. Today, the Ahom community is estimated to number between 4 million and 5 million.
    The founders of the Ahom kingdom had their own language and followed their own religion. Over the centuries, the Ahoms accepted the Hindu religion and the Assamese language.