STDC sets Govt Sept 15 deadline

BISHNUPUR,10th Sep: Schedule Tribe Demand Committee (STDC), which is demanding inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in the Scheduled Tribes list, organised a public meet under the theme ‘Schedule Tribe Demandgi Hujik Oiriba Khongchat’ at Sanamahi Yakeibung Shanglen, Ningthoukhong on Monday. The meet was facilitated by Naharup Pana Bishnupur of STDC.

Explaining the idea behind organising the meet, convener of Naharup Pana Taorem Khaba pointed out that the region from the west of Bishnupur till some part of Imphal West including Napet known as Naharup Pana has been named as Naharup Pana since the time when Manipur was ruled by monarchs. Stating that the objective of constituting the pana was to unite all and face all the challenges during the time of distress as well as crisis, he exhorted all to remain firm.

The meet was attended by secretary of Bishnupur District STDC L Devchand, convener of Co-Ordinating Body of STDC Manipur L Romesh Meitei, social worker H Biramangol Meitei and member of Nachou Zilla Parishad Th Dilip Meitei as resource persons.

The meet resolved to further carry on the agitation if the state government fails to take up positive step and press the Centre for recognition of Meitei as ST within September 15. It also resolved to extend support in organising public meet and camera meeting at different villages in Bishupur district.

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