TODAY -

Bodies state stand on tribal colony
Source: Chronicle News Service / Newmai News Network

Imphal, May 16 2022: Kuki Students' Organisation-General Headquarters (KSO-GHQ) and All Naga Students' Association, Manipur (ANSAM), the apex student bodies of Kukis and Nagas in the state, have expressed deep concern regarding the incident that took place on May 9 at Tribal Colony, wherein four people were reportedly seriously injured.

"We condemned the incident in the strongest terms for the violation of rights of the tribal people," a joint statement of the organisations said on Monday.

According to the bodies, the residents of Tribal Colony have always conveyed to the government that they are not averse to the idea of development and welcome the government's plan to construct new multi-storeyed buildings to accommodate more tribal employees.

"However, they have asked for an alternative arrangement to house the 187 occupants/employees/residents during the interim period before the new construction and completion of the same", the joint statement said.

According to the two, following a show cause notice for eviction served on December 24, 2020, the residents had filed a PIL (Writ Appeal No 11 of 1993) in the High Court and the latter consequently issued an Interim Order WP(C) No.345 of 2021, dated 29-10-2021 which maintained that the petitioners (residents) should not be disturbed without an alternative arrangement by the government.

However, KSO and ANSAM said that no such alternative arrangement has been made available by the state government till date, "and instead, the government attempts to bulldoze the residents".

Such an action of the government towards the tribals is a stark violation of the stated interim order of the High Court, the two bodies added.

In addition, the government has cut off the drinking water supply pipelines and electricity connection besides threatening the local population by indiscriminately firing teargases and rubber bullets inside the occupied quarters.

The Tribal Colony situated at New Checkon has a deep-rooted legacy in the lives of many tribal people of the state as it has served the welfare of the tribal employees for the last over 60 years, said KSO and ANSAM.

They also said that the colony was established in the 1960s exclusively as residential quarters of Grade-IV tribal government servants and employees.

Presently, it accommodates about 187 families and 9 churches, the two bodies stated.

"Considering these facts and circumstances, KSO-GHQ and ANSAM demand the government to seriously consider four points before initiating any new construction at the Tribal colony.

One of the points is to uphold the Interim order of the High Court (dated 29-10-2021) and refrain from disturbing the residents unless an alternative arrangement is made for them to relocate.

"The second point is to uphold the Supreme Court Order dated 29-09-2009 and 16-02-2010 by regularisation or relocation of the nine religious structures as the case may be.

The third point is to ensure that Tribal Colony retains its name and remains exclusively for housing "tribal government servants" or employees without deviating from the initial policy of the government.

The fourth point is to immediately restore the drinking water supply and power connection to the locality.

"We urge all the tribal legislators to immediately take cognizance of the situation and help to safeguard tribal rights properly", ANSAM and KSO-GHQ conveyed.

Lastly, KSO-GHQ and ANSAM urged the government to own responsibility for the four injured people who are undergoing treatments in the hospitals and cover their medical bills and pay additional compensations.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




HEADLINES - 17, MAY 2022
  • Active cases drop to 4
  • DMUnifest kicks off : CM advises students against joining agitations
  • Complete Imphal-Ukhrul highway stretch work...Before Shirui Lily Fest call rung out
  • Pack up by 8 am order leaves many street vendors in dire straits
  • Biswajit kick-starts Save Singda Movement
  • Rengpang-Bishnupur section of Old Cachar Road :: Keep agencies on stand-by: Bodies urge
  • 1.32 Kg of brown sugar seized
  • ANSAM, KSO decry
  • Airport work
  • Remand for suspended SI
  • "Don't interfere with planting trees to save environment"
  • Managing Director SBI visits Lairouching branch in Senapati
  • Workshop on "Alternative livelihood for people in poppy cultivated areas" held
  • Thangal Union condemns
  • Foreign countries recognise potential of State nurses, says Health Minister
  • 31 bedded ICU with ECMO facility inaugurated at SHRI
  • HERICOUN celebrates 20th foundation day
  • Left Coordination Committee Manipur to launch protest from May 25
  • Book released
  • 1st death anniversary of Professor Jodhachandra Sanasam observed
  • KSO, MYC pledges support to War On Drugs 2.0
  • Caseload falls to 4, no new case reported
  • CM assures modern infrastructure for DMU
  • UKL meet seeks alternative livelihood for poppy farmers
  • Minister Biswajit launches 'Save Singda Movement'
  • FESOK sets week's deadline to resolve MTU issues
  • PIL on ULB polls: Govt seeks time to respond
  • Encroachment on roadside ditches affecting paddy fields
  • Dr Ranjan: Potential of state nurses recognised globally
  • Traditional welcome greets SBI MD at Lairouching
  • MANIFA: Larei Lathup bags best feature film award
  • MTDC-AAI discord impeding Imphal Airport development
  • Minister Letpao inspects Moreh school
  • Bill withdrawn, PMGSY road project left unattended
  • More landslides occur in Twilang area
  • BJP launches Save Environment Save Youth' campaign
  • Violence antithesis to development: Letpao Haokip
  • Licypriya invited for East Timor President's inauguration
  • Left parties to protest job crunch, price rise
  • Bodies demand improvement of Tongjei Maril
  • TLM kits distributed to persons with intellectual disabilities
  • AR inaugurates ex-servicemen centre at Kozhikode
  • Buddha Jayanti celebrated
  • Senapati accident: Body of handyman recovered
  • Training course on 'Kouna craft' begins
  • Society plans literary event in Bangladesh
  • Saikul police seizes 9.253 kg opium
  • Political vendetta against mid-day meal workers: Union
  • 7 lecturers made in-charge principals
  • Legal literacy programme conducted
  • Buffalo Mela 2022 on May 20
  • UNC, ZU condole demise of AK Lungalang
  • SI Jitendra jailed
  • Employees' JAC to observe black day today
  • AR organises lecture on joining Armed Forces
  • LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Beating of the Retreat #2 : Gallery
  • Violence in Manipur 2023-2024 : Timeline
  • We did Overcome: Mayhem of Month of May
  • Training on mushroom at Potshagbam
  • Famous female Mathematicians in India
  • Disinformation campaign thengnare
  • Human trafficking puts humanity to shame
  • Sky opens up in all its fury
  • Licypriya meets Italy PM & Pope Francis
  • HSLC (Class X) 2024 : Full Result
  • HSLC 2024 : Important Info & Grading System
  • HSLC 2024 : Pass % : Private Schools
  • HSLC 2024 : Pass % : Aided Schools
  • HSLC 2024 : Pass % : Govt Schools
  • HSLC 2024 : Statistical Abstract
  • HSLC 2024 : Comparative Statement
  • Combined Defence Services Exam 2024
  • Good show in Class X exams
  • Downplaying the crisis
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #3
  • Reviving Lamphelpat : Conservation : Gallery
  • Commemorate Naga Plesbicite Day 1951 #1
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Hojai
  • The Power of Poppy - 32 :: Poem
  • Insights from CUET-UG Counselling
  • International Day for Biological Diversity
  • Unseen force at work: Time to unravel it
  • Sheikh Hasina's revelation
  • The Vanishing Meitei Tribe
  • Building career in defence & strategic study
  • Why example of model code of conduct ?
  • Ownership of responsibility
  • Will pressure mount on key players in NE
  • How to save your foot after an accident
  • Children Camp @JNMDA Imphal #3 : Gallery
  • Education Fair @Imphal #1 : Gallery
  • Project Associate @ CSE, Assam Univ
  • Understanding schizophrenia
  • Advancement in Multi Objective Optimization
  • When will women in voter list increase ?
  • Making 2 plus 2 is equal to 5
  • Changing face of drug menace
  • Scientist of Manipur: Jayanta Manoharmayum
  • 25 yrs since Atal Vajpayee visit to RIMS
  • 4 Lakhs donated to support (L) Maipak Family
  • Clarification: Guwahati Meet on Humanitarian
  • Start UPSC prep after 12th for success
  • Tips to avoid melting makeup in summer
  • Giving a big solid push to ST demand
  • Time to come clean
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba: 1 occasion, 2 narratives #3
  • Khongjom Day @Khebaching #2 : Gallery
  • A year of hostilities
  • Licypriya Kangujam to travel to Italy
  • Declining moral standards in public life
  • Healthy democracy with independent media
  • Why endangered species matter to us
  • Significant Guwahati meeting : 1st visible step
  • The Pallel story
  • Aftermath of ferocious hailstorm #2 : Gallery
  • Ukhrul: Climate change grip on water supply
  • Commemoration of World Eld's Deer Day
  • Indo-Naga Talks (From 2012) :: Timeline
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Hiyanglam
  • Dance of democracy, a miracle in making !
  • Learn to look 10/20/30 years hence
  • The zero FIR, zero lesson
  • 'Ishanou' Selection @ Cannes #1: Gallery
  • MOU signed: MTI-HUB & KIIT-TBI & SAbF
  • Lament of the Mourning Choir :: Poem
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Wabagai
  • RSS-BJP fracas
  • Trials for Canoe Slalom World Cup
  • Poser from a villager says it all Kamjong
  • The cover-up effort
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #2
  • Manipuri women in the arena of politics
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Assam
  • Aimee Baruah at red carpet of Cannes
  • National Defence Academy Exam 2024
  • How digital media changed communications
  • Manipur stands scandalised
  • All eyes on UP battle
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #32: Download
  • Riots to a shrine- Ram Mandir of Ayodhya
  • Handle with care. F.R.I.E.N.D.S inside!
  • The Power of Poppy - 31 :: Poem
  • Celebrate the journey !
  • Career counselling : A life guidance tool
  • Scientist of Manipur: Amom Ruhikanta
  • Conspiracy, thy name is Kuki !
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Thounaojam
  • Ket Meth New Album "Ghost Stories"
  • World Hypertension Day
  • International Day of Families
  • Let the rule of law prevail
  • When donation becomes obligatory demand
  • Tourism of Manipur through Gastronomy
  • Beyond Eternity :: Poem
  • Patriarch subjugation on women
  • Celebrate Manipuri Cinema shine at Cannes
  • Training on cultivation of various mushroom
  • Transformative impact of Ayurveda & Yoga
  • War for over a year : Delhi is answerable
  • The logic behind illogical chargesheet
  • Preserving Thang-Ta :: Rare Photos
  • Regarding Human Rights Situation in Manipur
  • World Hypertension Day 2024
  • Article 355 of Constitution of India #3
  • Disinformation campaign touba thengnarey
  • Deeply mourn the demise of Oja Biren Lamba
  • Water Mimosa for sustainable development
  • Publicity drives of educational institutions
  • ED's revolutionary move!!!
  • Malemnganbi Laishram : Science Topper
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2024 #2: Gallery
  • Thokchom Sheityajit : Arts Topper
  • Aiena Naorem : Commerce Topper
  • AISSE 2024 Exam Result- RKM Imphal
  • Gold, new world currency !
  • Milk for hair and skin
  • Of illegal immigrants & the larger picture
  • The missive from Kamjong
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024 : Science Topper
  • HSE 2024 : Subject Pass Percentage
  • HSE 2024 : District Pass Percentage
  • HSE 2024 : Candidates with Highest Marks
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024: Science Full Result
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024: Arts Full Result
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024: Commerce Result
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024 : Arts Topper
  • Hr Secondary Exam 2024 : Commerce Topper
  • Sezo Ringa- Debut Music Video "Revival"
  • Journalism - A thrilling career #2
  • After Class XII where? The eternal question
  • Entry of Arvind Kejriwal
  • Birth Centenary of Jananeta Irabat, 1996 : #1
  • Our nurses, our future: Power of care
  • Screenplay Writing course concluded
  • Workshop on IP & Patent Filing held
  • Let there be less Politics in Sports
  • Sam Pitroda is absolutely white
  • Motherhood: Soul & spirit of family & society
  • Time has come to criminalise ecocide
  • Meiteis, a disappearing community in Manipur
  • World Bamboo Congress @Taiwan : Gallery
  • Ima Manipur should smile more
  • 2nd National Lok Adalat at High Court
  • The Power of Poppy - 30 :: Poem
  • Army impact on Tamphasana Wushu odyssey
  • Aftermath of ferocious hailstorm #1 : Gallery
  • "Dynamic library service" :: Book Rvw
  • Radio E-pao: Manipuri Film OST (130+ song)
  • Artificial Intelligence & Environment
  • Article 355 of Constitution of India #2
  • Integrated Farming Systems for farmers #4
  • Delhi's stand after 1 year of clash
  • A new type of terrorism
  • Scientist of Manipur: Waikhom Vishwanath
  • SRF, JRF, RA @ Assam University
  • The Bleeding River :: Poem
  • Executive Meeting of WMC Assam Unit
  • Journalism - A thrilling career #1
  • Raising the call to replace Minister
  • A storm in a political teacup
  • Cheirao-chingkaba @ Chinga : Gallery
  • Happy Mother's Day
  • Empowering hill communities via U-Mangra
  • African Swine Fever
  • Free Training on Mushroom at Nagamapal
  • Harshit Dhingaun recieves award from Korea
  • Look for ways to restore normalcy
  • The danger of last kicks of a dying horse
  • Preserving Thang-Ta traditions
  • Resolving ST issue by democratic process
  • Top 5 songs to awaken your inner patriot
  • Project Assistant @ Manipur University
  • Leishemba Sanajaoba conferred Doctorate
  • Double tragedy: No time for red-tapism
  • A Youtuber called Dhruv
  • Nupi Landa Thaunaphabishing : Full Book
  • 174th Anniv Maharaj Narasingh #2 : Gallery
  • Challenges in Healthcare in rural Manipur
  • A salute to leadership quality of PM Modi
  • Career in press for freedom of expression
  • One day after devastating hailstorm
  • Understanding the suffering of others
  • A ferocious hailstorm @Imphal : Gallery
  • Article 355 of Constitution of India #1
  • Integrated Farming Systems for farmers #3
  • Election gossip & rumours
  • 'Melodic Minds' Tour in Guwahati
  • Leaving a trail of destruction
  • Political see-saw
  • A brand-new Scientific discovery
  • In memoriam of the happiness we shared !
  • Crop/animal for higher productivity in NE #5
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Sekmaijin
  • Oh Motherland :: Poem
  • Animal life should be treated with dignity
  • '365 Days of Chin-Kuki Aggression' : Gallery
  • Renaissance of politics in our youth
  • TB & tobacco co-epidemics in Indonesia
  • The Power of Poppy - 29 :: Poem
  • Advanced Charging Infrastructure in NE
  • Lessons learnt in the last one year
  • True colour of politics
  • World Heritage Day @ MU : Gallery
  • "ST status for Meetei" at Kakwa
  • Joint Combing Operations in Jiribam
  • Reboot PSUs for jobs: Task for new Govt
  • Ayurvedic remedies to keep healthy eyes
  • May 3, 2023 to May 3, 2024
  • One year of crisis, and what next ?
  • Scientist of Manipur: Nongmaithem Rajmuhon
  • Whither social justice & work for women?
  • Taiwan to enhancing economic ties with India
  • Integrated Farming Systems for farmers #2
  • Athoubasingi Numit #2 : Gallery
  • Privilege trap of While Male Meitei
  • Crop/animal for higher productivity in NE #4
  • 'Chizami Model' working in Gujarat ?
  • Racing towards the one year mark
  • On misattribution & falsifying history
  • Nupi Landa Thaunaphabishing #15 :: Book
  • May Calendar for Year 2024 : Tools
  • National Science Teacher workshop
  • Scientists of Manipur : Laishram Ladu Singh
  • Lok Sabha polls in Manipur #2 : Gallery
  • Id-ul-Fitr @Hatta #2 : Gallery
  • Workshop @ NSU Manipur : Gallery
  • Children Camp @JNMDA Imphal #2 : Gallery
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba Chak Katpa #2 : Gallery
  • Scientists of Manipur : Laitonjam Warjeet
  • Community seed bank @Umathel : Gallery
  • Athoubasingi Numit #1 : Gallery
  • Scientists of Manipur : Ngangkham Nimai
  • Kenedy Khuman (Singer) : Gallery
  • GHOST of PEACE :: Download Booklet
  • List of Kings of Manipur: 33 - 1984 AD