Manipur | Thousands protest demanding inclusion of Meitei community in ST list
By migrator | Mon, 4 Mar 2019
IMPHAL, March 4, 2019: A mass protest rally was organised here by Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee (STDC) on Sunday demanding Scheduled Tribe status for ethnic Meitei community in Manipur.
Addressing the rally, STDC leaders stressed the necessity of enlisting Meiti community under ST category to protect them from the "unabated influx of illegal immigrants".
STDC general secretary K Bhogendrajit said the committee has been demanding the inclusion of Meitis in the ST list for six years.
But the BJP government and the previous Congress dispensation of the state had not even considered forwarding a recommendation to the Centre, on enlisting the community under ST category, Bhogendrajit said.