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Manipuris in Assam demanded for inclusion in NRC final list

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Silchar, Jan.30: The Manipuri Youths Front Assam (MYFA) in a memorandum submitted to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sanowal and State NRC Coordinator Pratik Hazila through Cachar District Development Commissioner Madhumita Choudhury on Monday demanded to include all the name of Manipuri community of Assam in final draft list of NRC.
In the memorandum, MYFA president Seram Herajit and Secretary General Fanjowbam Lokenath urged the state  government to make correction of the  spellings of the names of the Manipuri people mentioned under the first draft list of NRC.
The Youth Front also demanded the government to include Manipuris as indigenous community of the state as the Manipuris have been residing in Assam since many centuries back due to many circumstances like war, matrimony and other purposes.
The memorandum also reminded the historical book  written by historian D.Dutta, which mentioned that during  the early phase of 17th century three Manipuri prince ruled greater Cachar in three different parts.
The memorandum also revealed that during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 several Manipuri army of Cachar were also actively involved.
The census report of 1881 also proved that there were 47356 Manipuris were settled in Surma Valley now Barak Valley while 149 in Brahmaputra valley and 115 populations were in Hilly region of Assam.
The MYFA leaders stated before scribes that from many authentic historical facts, it is proved  that Manipuris are “khilanjiya” or Indigenous people of Assam so on this ground the government must include Manipuris as indigenous community of Assam.
The Youths Front members also warns the government saying that if the government fails to fulfill their charter of demands they will take series of democratic agitations in near future.

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