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Meitei Pangals for ST status

Meetei-Pangal Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee said a strong movement will be launched to raise the demand upon the state government to make Manipur an inclusive scheduled tribe state as a whole from January 27.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 25 Jan 2023, 4:31 am

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

The Meetei-Pangal Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee (MPSTDC) on Tuesday announced that a strong movement will be launched to raise the demand upon the state government to make Manipur an inclusive scheduled tribe state as a whole from January 27.

The MPSTDC announced the line of action to be taken up to fulfill the collective demand of the Meetei-Pangal community during a press meet held at MPSTDC office in Hatta, Imphal East. The move came after a resolution to leave the responsibilities and duties of demanding the ST status to MPSTDC was taken during a People’s Convention on January 22.  

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The MPSTDC decided to meet all the 60 MLAs and political leaders and mount pressure upon them to table the demand of listing Meetei-Pangal on ST list on the floor of the House during the upcoming Assembly session, said MPSTDC convenor Islam Makakcha.

A reminder will also be submitted to the chief minister on the demand of MPSTDC, he said, and announced that a mobilisation programme will be initiated in every Meetei-Pangal village.

He stated that every line of action will be taken up democratically and appealed to all the sections settling in the state to support the movement.   

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He further informed that the MPSTDC is always ready to go hand in hand with the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee Manipur (STDCM) if they intend to do so. “As a Meeite-Pangal who has bonds of brotherhood with the Meetei brethren, we will always follow the footsteps of the Meeteis,” he said. 

“The Meetei-Pangal will always follow wherever the Meetei community moves. We will stick to the traditional inheritance of our fore-fathers and preserve their integrity,” he added.

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meeteimeiteist listst demandST Demand Committee Manipurmeetei pangal

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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