The People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak
(PREPAK) is an armed insurgent group in Manipur
demanding a separate and independent homeland. PREPAK was formed under the leadership of R. K. Tulachandra
on October 9, 1977.
PREPAK was formed, in a meeting held on Cheirouching
, on the night of October 9, 1977. The meeting was attended by R.K. Tulachandra, S. Wanglen, Achamba, Tajila, Meiraba, Meipaksana, Y. Ibohanbi and Paliba, (who were the founding members of PREPAK). After it formation, it launched a series of attacks and ambushes against the Manipur Police and Manipur Rifles personnels during the late seventies and early eighties. In 1980, a small group slit off fro PREPAK and formed the Kangleipak Communist Party
) led by its late leader Y. Ibahanbi.
The founding leader of PREPAK, RK Tulachandra was killed in an encounter in Kabowakching on November 12, 1985. After his death, S. Wanglen became the Commander-in-Chief of the group. In the late eighties, the group suffered one of its first factionalism as it split into many small groups. Some of these groups joined others insurgents groups of the state like PLA
. The late leader of the group Urikhingbam Sarat alias Meiraba with the help of the UNLF and PLA played a crucial role in uniting the group again.
After unification PREPAK along with PLA/RPF
and UNLF launched a social reformation campaign in the state of Manipur. The... Read More