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Sit-in for ST status continues
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, December 03 2021: In support of the ongoing agitation launched by Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur for inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in the ST list of Indian Constitution, members of Singjamei Keithel Phambi Association and local women staged a sit-in-protest on Friday in front of Singjamei Keithel.

According to some members of the association who took part in the protest demonstration, majority community Meetei/Meitei is now a minority population and there is possibility of extinction of the community in near future if there is no constitutional safeguard.

Gradual influx of non-locals into the state and their settlement in the tiny valley area have reduced Meetei/Meitei to minority in their own land, they rued and strongly urged Manipur government to send the required recommendation for inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in the ST list as per Article 342(l) of Indian Constitution before the 2022 election.


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