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