Hul Divas celebrations off for Covid

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News: Hul Divas celebrations in Jharkhand have been called off due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Facts:

  • Hul Divas: It is observed annually in memory of tribals — Sidhu and Kanhu who led the Santhal Hul(rebellion) in 1855 at Bhognadih in Sahibganj district.
  • Santhal Rebellion(1855-56): The Santhals of Rajmahal Hills led by Sidhu and Kanhu revolted against the oppression of money lenders and zamindars whom they called Dikus(outsiders).
    • The rebellion later turned anti-British and was finally suppressed in the year 1856.