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State Government recommends Manipur be declared as Hill state by amending Article 371 C – Source

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Oct 28

Amidst civil society’s anger over the skipping of Manipur’s stakeholders while inking a permanent solution to the issue of NSCN-IM, a source with the Imphal Times said that the GoI did sought recommendations from the side of the Manipur government regarding the matter.

As per the source, the Government of Manipur has recommended the Government of India to declare Manipur as Hill state with a bicameral legislation on the line envisaged for Nagaland state so that Manipur be brought under the Sixth Scheduled format. It however fails to reveal the modus operandi on how the state of Manipur could be declared a hill state without converting the majority Meetei/Meitei community into the status of Scheduled Tribe.

The source further said that the Government of Manipur strongly opposed any kind of ethnic based administration being set up in the state of Manipur for appeasing NSCN-IM, but recommended to name the existing autonomous district councils to North Autonomous Council, South Autonomous Council and Central Autonomous Council which will include the entire valley districts. For that, the Government of India has been recommended to amend Article 371 C. The recommendations suggested for listing the entire state of Manipur under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution.  

The source fails to disclose on whether the recommendation of the state government will be accepted by the government India or not but concealing the fact about contacting government of Manipur in connection with the talk create apprehension to the people of the state.

When questioned about the concept of converting the existing autonomous district councils into 3 autonomous council across the entire state , the source said that the North Autonomous Council may encompass the existing Autonomous district Council of Ukhrul (which is presently having jurisdiction over Ukhrul district and the newly formed Kamjong district), Tamenglong ( which is having jurisdiction over Tamenglong and the newly formed Noney district) and Senapati ( presently having jurisdiction over Senapati district) by having separate offices functioning from each of the respective district head quarters. Under the South Autonomous Council, the state government recommended to encompass the existing ADCs of CCpur, Sadar Hills and Chandel with offices from the respective district head quarters. However, border town Moreh being an important strategic location as per the Act East Policy of India, the state government recommended to place it under the jurisdiction of Central Autonomous district Council which will comprise of the valley districts.    

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Mibaa Hungyo October 28, 2019 - 4:58 pm

This also is good ,no way.

Senjam Nandeshwore October 28, 2019 - 6:34 pm

How the state government recommended Manipur is hill state before declaring majority of state’s people ” Meitei ” as scheduled tribe?

State government should first recommend to central govt. as Meitei as scheduled tribe.
Meitei remained as scheduled tribe when British ruled in Manipur as mentioned in census report of British period.

Raj Kapoor October 29, 2019 - 3:39 am

Hope the recommendation be considered and accepted without any interruption.

Rameshwar October 29, 2019 - 7:14 am

If Manipur territory is not changed and grant ST status to Meiteis there is no harm to establish 3 Autonomous Councils in Manipur. But looting in National Highways must be immediately stopped and Railways upto Imphal and upto Moreh be expedited as Manipur is very poor State compared to even Nagaland and Meghalaya. However such things are beyond the mindset of our local politicians.

Ronrei November 3, 2019 - 4:56 am

Meetei as in General category, should go by Special Car as per status, the irony is they wants to sit in a bus before getting a bus ticket. Can a race with history of proper princely state stoop down to this level. Kangla is standing tall and Maharaja is still alive. Isn’t that a mockery. The best option will be to speak to the Landlords, it will be a waste of time supporting Kuki cause, or why not join the Nagas. Not as Nagas but Meetei, with that Meetei identity is not compromised. All those NNPG etc will very soon vanish on thin air, Mark my word.


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