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Shall We Demand Inclusion Of The Meiteis In The Schedule Of Tribes Of India First For ILP System?

On August 4, 2014 Dr. Thokchom Meinya, MP made a strong point in the Lok Sabha in favor of enforcing Inner Line Permit System in Manipur. The issue has been placed on the floor of the Parliament. Back home the State Govt. has constituted an all party 13 member committee on Aug 06, 2014 headed by Deputy... 

The Meiteis’ Demand For Scheduled Tribe

There seems to be no sign of a let up in the upsurge of tribals’ sentiment, since the past several weeks, against the demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status by the majority Meitei community in the northeast Indian state of Manipur. Spearheaded by the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur (STDCM),... 

Utilization Certificate

IMPHAL, May 24: Although the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department has been taking up schemes to assist Schedule Caste families, a shadow of doubt has been cast over the prospect of releasing the next installment of the fund as Utilization Certificates of the earlier sanctioned fund have not... 

Tribals – Who Are They?

The terms ‘Tribals’ and ‘Tribal People’ have not been precisely defined in the Constitution of India. A skillfully coined phrase ‘Scheduled Tribe’ occupies a large portion of the Constitution. But the Constitution does not define Scheduled Tribes as such. Article 366(25) refers to Scheduled... 

After The Lull, Comes The Proverbial Storm, ATSUM Stirs Again, 48 Hrs Bandh, 5 Day Eco-Blockade Called

Familiar sight : Trucks stranded on NH-39 during a blockade (file). Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, March 14: Miffed with the “lackadaisical attitude” of the State Government on its demands, the influential All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has intensified its on-and-off agitation... 

Delhi Says No Tribals

ON 8 March, more than 1,000 tribal students demonstrated at the Capital’s Jantar Mantar, claiming that Scheduled Tribe reservation in services/post and educational institutions that has been in practice all over India since 1955, was their “right” and should be continued undisturbed in the National... 

ATSUM Warns Of 24-Hr Bandh

IMPHAL, Feb 10: All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has today expressed its “angst and anxiety” on the “adulteration” of DRDA/ED and has warned of imposing a 24-hour total bandh starting February 17 midnight next. In a joint meeting today by the constituent units of ATSUM which include... 

ATSUM Resorts To Closure Of Govt Offices

IMPHAL, Feb 4: All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has resorted to closure of Government institutions in all the five hill districts of Manipur in view of the ‘˜adamant and lackadaisical attitude and approach’ of the Manipur Government on various legitimate grievances of the... 

ATSUM Reiterates

IMPHAL, Jan 27: Stating that federating units of All Manipur Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) are aggrieved over the alleged State Government’s indifference in contravention to the wishes of the hill people, ATSUM has asserted that the Cabinet decision of the Government of Manipur without... 

Tribal Students Set January 25 Deadline

IMPHAL, Jan 15: All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) on January 13 met chief minister O Ibobi Singh and his cabinet colleagues to discuss its year-long demands and set January 25 as deadline for the State to res- pond and resolve pending issues failing which the government will be held responsible... 

Tribal Forest And Its Implementation In Manipur

Introduction: The State of Manipur can be broadly divided into two regions’”Hill and Plain and its physical area is 22.327 sq. km. The hill regions measure 90% of the total physical area and is exclusively inhibited by tribals. The State is consist of (nine) districts of which 5 (five) are hill...