Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, March 11 2013:
A one-day tribal intellects consultative meeting was held today at the Conference Hall of Hotel Imphal regarding the State Govt's failure to include representatives from All tribal Chiefs' Forum, Manipur to examine the Manipur (Hill Areas) District Councils Act, 1971 and the Manipur (Village Authorities in Hill Areas) Act, 1956 and rules framed there under.
The meeting unanimously resolved to form a Committee to prepare the Acts which will be suitable and acceptable to the tribal customary laws and traditional practices, and the same should be submitted to the expert committee for Govt acceptance, informed a statement issued by the secretary of ATCF, Kabidon Gonmei.
The meeting resolved to launch democratic agitation in case the Govt fails to accept the committee's proposal, the statement added.