The system of bride price is still prevalent & the youngest daughter usually gets an extra price called 'Nuzum'. Earlier they practiced animism & their God was "Pathien" & sacrifices were offered for his appeasement. Now almost the whole of the tribe is converted into Christianity & they have built churches in their villages & religious rites are performed according to the tenets of Christianity. The Hmars built their villages on hill -tops & houses are constructed on wooden planks. Slash & burn system of agricultural practices is still at large amongst the Hmars.
The attack in the RSS office took place after the rally was chief executive member of the BJP-led North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council , Debolal Gorlosa , alleged that Congress was behind the attack. SILCHAR: Miscreants on Monday night attacked an RSS office at Haflong, the headquarters of Dima Hasao district in Assam, triggering panic in the said three persons with their faces covered arrived at the RSS office situated at VHP Road in the heart of Haflong at 9 pm. "The miscreants belong to Congress," he told the media on demanded immediate arrest of the miscreants and urged the people to maintain peace in the district. They first ransacked the CCTV cameras of the office and then sprinkled petrol on the building. RSS has filed an FIR regarding the said a number of Dimasa organizations, including Jadike Naiso Hosom (JNH), the apex body of the Dimasas , took out a protest rally in Haflong against RSS's alleged conspiracy to include the hill district of Assam in proposed Nagalim.