THE THREAT TO BALKANIZE MANIPUR

HEIGRUJAM NABASHYAM Rich or poor, intelligent or foolish, handsome/beautiful or ugly a man or a women remains a tribal or a Dalit even if he or she lives in a metropolis, if he or she happens to born by a tribal or a Dalit father —  a mother, in case of a matriarchal society. Dr. […]

Of ST demand, ILP, peace talk : Take everyone along

ST status demand for the Meiteis, spearheaded by the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee, Manipur. The voices of opposition against it, from the hills spearheaded by the All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) as well as those opposed to the demand from amongst the Meitei community led by the Protection and Preservation Committee, Manipur (PPCM), All […]

ATRPFM against demand to include Meiteis in ST list

Ukhrul, November 01 2017: The All Tribal Rights Protection Forum Manipur (ATRPFM) has strongly opposed the move and demand of the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee (STDCM), Manipur to include the Meiteis in the ST category. ATRPFM president Sanjoy Jajo in a statement said that despite stiff opposition from the tribal community, the ST demand for […]

Meitei Pangals join ST demand stand

Imphal, October 26 2017: All Manipur Muslims Organization Coordinating Committee (AMMOCOC) has today warned of launching different forms of agitation if the Meitei Pangal community is sidelined from granting ST status by the State Government and Centre . AMMOCOC president SM Jalal Sheikh informed this to media persons during a press meet held today at […]

Mapung fana chathari

Meeyamgi warepnaba meefam ama houkhiba 24.09.17 da Iboyaima Shumang Leela sanglenda pangthoktuna warep loukhibagi Makha tarakpa khongjanggi saruk ama oina 29.10.17 dagi leptana changsillakpa khongjang ama oina meeyamna red badge thetpagi khongjang mathang mathang leppa leitri. Delta HR. Sec. School gi maheiroi amadi ojasingnasu red badge thettuna khongjang saruk yari. Panchayat election da vote thadaba […]

Imprudence of ATSUM

The press statement of the All Tribal Students Union of Manipur(ATSUM) that came out in the media on Oct 5, 2017 saying that “ it will fight to the end against the inclusion of the Meiteis in the ST list ” of the Indian Constitution, is stupid. ATSUM’s reason for their stand is “The Meiteis […]

Which one should precede – ILPS or ST status demand ?

Samarjit Kambam Now that the Manipur State Commission for Scheduled Tribe (MSCST) is in the process of examining, conduct studies and submit recommendations to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs on the grant of ST status to Meiteis, the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur (STDCM) has achieved one milestone thereby rekindling the people’s hope. Many […]

Which one should precede – ILPS or ST status demand ?

Samarjit Kambam Now that the Manipur State Commission for Scheduled Tribe (MSCST) is in the process of examining, conduct studies and submit recommendations to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs on the grant of ST status to Meiteis, the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur (STDCM) has achieved one milestone thereby rekindling the people’s hope. Many […]

ATSUM against ST demand for Meiteis : Let the experts decide

This is not taking a stand on the question of whether the Meiteis should be included in the Scheduled Tribe list of the Constitution of India or not. However it remains that demanding ST status for the Meiteis should not be interpreted along the line of Meiteis intruding on the rights and privileges of the […]

Manipur Govtgi warol taramna ok ee, adubu khongjangi firepti kansin khigani

Manipur Govt. na Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur na pamliba Meitei/Meeteibu ST status ta leihannaba recommendation ama lakliba tang 20.10.2017 faobagi manungda Centre da thabiyu haina date 29.10.17 da ayiba cherol pisinkhraba amadi angangba (red) badge thettuna date 20.10.17 faoba campaign chatharingei tanjada ngarang date 2.10.17 ta Manipur Govt. na newspaper gi khuthangda thadorakpa cherolasi […]

Fix date to submit report to Centre : STDCM

Imphal, October 03 2017: While welcoming the response of the Govt through a press note yesterday to the demand to accord ST status to Meiteis/Meeteis, the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur (STDCM) said it will carry forward its stir though. STDCM is convinced that its demand has been honoured and considered by the Government, a […]

STDCM demands to include Meitei/Meetei under ST Category

STDCM na Manipur gi Meitei/ Meetei meeyamga loinana yelhoumee Meitei/Meetei busu Indian Constitution gi Article 342(1) gi makhada yelhoumeesinggi list oiriba Scheduled Tribe ki list ta yaohallu amadi yelhoumee oibagi Constituional safeguard piyu haina State govt amadi Central govta taksinduna Lakli. Indefinite economic blockade amadi Assembly election nachingbana maram oiduna ehou asi matam khara tapthaduna […]

Tribal bodies oppose ST status demand for Meeteis/Meiteis

IMPHAL, Sep 27 : Opposing the demand of the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee, Manipur that the Meeteis/ Meiteis be included in the Scheduled Tribe list of the Constitution of India, the Outer Manipur Tribals’ Forum (OMTF), a conglomerate body of the Hmar Inpui, Thadou Inpi Manipur, Mizo People Convention, United Naga Council and Zomi Council […]

Tribal body opposes ST status to six communities of Assam

GUWAHATI: The Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisation of Assam (CCTOA, an umbrella body different tribal groups, on Monday categorically asked the central and state governments to stop the process of granting scheduled tribe status to six communities. The six communities demanding ST status are Koch Rajbongshi, Tai Ahom, Moran, Motok, Chutia and Adivasi. The […]

Diametrically opposing voices Raging debate on ST status

Diametrically opposing voices. So while one group, led by the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee, Manipur (STDCM) has raised the banner demanding that the Meeteis/Meiteis be included in the Scheduled Tribe list of the Constitution of India, another group has staunchly opposed this stating that Manipur existed as a princely State for centuries and pointing out […]

Stage set for ST status mass rally

IMPHAL, Sep 16 : The Coordinating Body of Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur (CBSTDCM) has completed all preparations for the mass rally scheduled on September 18. Speaking to media persons at the UKAL office of Palace Compound today, CBSTDCM convenor Mutum Churamani appealed to all Meiteis/Meiteis settled in different parts of the State, civil society […]

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ST status demand for Meiteis/Meeteis Mass rally arrangements nearly finalised

IMPHAL, Sep 13: Arrangements for the scheduled mass rally to be staged on September 18 to press the demand for the inclusion of Meetei/Meitei in ST list are nearing completion, said Coordinating Body of Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee, Manipur (CBSTDCM) Publicity Committee convenor W Ananda. In a statement, Ananda said that Organising Committee, Volunteers Committee, […]

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Public meet held on ST demand Campaign for ST status picks up tempo

IMPHAL, Sep 11 : A public meeting was held today at Sagolband Nepra Menjor Leikai on the ongoing campaign for enlistment of Meitei/Meetei in the ST category. The meeting was jointly organised by the Coordinating Body of Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur (CBSTDCM) and the Nepra Menjor Pukhri Mapal Youth Development Association. Local senior citizens […]

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ST status campaign continues unabated

IMPHAL, Sep 4: Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee, Manipur (STDCM) today organised a public meeting apart from staging a sit-in-protest at Lamlong Keithel today. STDCM former convenor Tayenjam Khogen while speaking at the meeting said that womenfolk must take active part in the ST demand just like the late mothers did in the first and second […]

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