STDCM demonstrates for inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in ST list

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Imphal: Schedule Tribe Demand Committee (STDCM) along with women vendors of Singjamei market and locals staged sit-in at Singjamei Market on Friday in demand for recommendation for the inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in schedule tribe (ST)list.

The protest scheduled be held on Thursday was rescheduled on Friday.

Secretary of STDCM K. Bogendrajit Singh said as chief minister N. Biren Singh was passing through Singjamei market, where the protest was going to held in the previous day for attending a one day political conference, and due to imposition of CrPC 144 in Imphal West district, police dispersed demonstrators before the protest was held.

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The secretary said the state government should send recommendation to the central government for inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in scheduled tribe list before the coming State Legislative Assembly election, 2022.

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