Imphal, Aug 31,
After a silence of over 6/7 months, the Scheduled tribe Demand Committee of Manipur finally sets deadline to the government of Manipur to convert into action those agreed between the committee member and the government representatives which includes to Ministers.
The committee has been demanding inclusion of the Meitei/Meetei community to Schedule tribe list before the coming of the N. Biren Singh led government. And after the coming of the N. Biren Singh government in March 2017, the committee had been assured to up the matter to the central government besides urging to fulfil the demand. The new government even formed a committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister Y. Joykumar and associated by Power Minister Th. Bishwajit. The ST demand committee had held series of meeting with the government in connection to their demand.
In a press meet held today morning at Manipur Press Club in-charge general secretary of the Scheduled tribe Demand Committee, K. Bhogendrajit said that as the committee has been waiting for the government response and did not give much pressure thinking that it has not even completed one year. Now the government has reached its maturity but besides knowing that the committee has been waiting a positive response from the government side regarding the inclusion of Meetei/Meitei community to the Scheduled Caste List nothing worthy is seen taken up. When reminded them there is no response even for appointment , he said.
Warning the state government the STDCM sets deadline on September 15 to give a positive response to the demand. Failing which there Railway construction works will be banned , Bhogendrajit said. The STDC general secretary in charge further added that any untoward incident occurred out this must be bear responsibility by the government of Manipur.
Further he also stated that street corner , camera meeting at schools and colleges as well as at local clubs will be organized shortly.