‘Demand to recognise Meitei/Meetei as ST is reasonable, it’s matter of time’ 

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Imphal: Demanding Schedule Tribe (ST) status for Manipuri Meitei/Meetei is a reasonable demand and it is a question of survival for the Meitei community, MAHUD minister Khemchand said while agitating Schedule Tribe Demand Committee Manipur (STDCM) submitted a memorandum to him on Tuesday.

“All the Cabinet ministers, MLAs including chief minister (Biren Singh) are interested in the demand but only it is the matter of time to wait,” the minister said.

In continuation of its agitation demanding for schedule tribe status for Meetei/Meitei, STDCM visited the residence Khemchand at Singjamei Yumnam Leikai, Imphal West.

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Convenor of STDCM, women wing, RK Tharaksana told reporters on the sideline of the protest that STDCM appreciated minister Khemchand for accepting the memorandum. It will be taken as the minister supports the movement of STDCM.

Convenor of STDCM, Youth’s wing, Nameirakpam Edison Meitei told media that in continuation of the movement, STDCM has been demonstrating various forms of agitations including submission of memorandum to ministers and MLAs.

He said STDCM will take the movement in various forms until the goal is achieved.

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