KSO imposes 2-day total shutdown in Manipur

Imphal: Kuki Students Organisation (KSO) has imposed two days total shut down on March 26 and 27 in Manipur demanding to halt any further process for deletion of ‘Any Kuki Tribes’.

Inspite of the appeal made by KSO to halt any further process for deletion of Any Kuki Tribes the state government hitherto fails to react favourably, says KSO.

The decision taken by the state government State Cabinet on October 19, 2018 is strongly condemnable as it adversely affects the status and identity of people under Any Kuki Tribes. It is against the Constitution guaranteed people belonging to Any Kull Tribes, their status as a scheduled tribe in the state, KSO (GHQ) president Paotinthang Lupheng said on Tuesday.

The Kuki Students Organisation is resolved to oppose any decision of the government that threatens the status of its people whether it be Any Kuki Tribes or any other Kull tribes recognized under the Constitution of India. Today it is Any Kuki Tribes that the government wants to delete and tomorrow it could be Simte, Zou, Thadou or other Kukl tribes, he added.

The KSO demands the state government to uphold and respect an act of constitution and allow the Any Kuki Tribes to retain its status as recognized under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act 2002 (No.10 of 2003) Part X.

“In order to make the government listen to our grievances and to demonstrate our position to the government decision the KSO is constrained to impose total shut down on March 26 and 27,” the secretary said.

The student body on March 19 wrote to chief minister N. Biren Singh urging to halt any process for deletion of Any Kuki Tribe. It stated that people belonging to Any Kuki Tribes are disappointed at the Manipur government’s decision for deletion of Any Kuki Tribes from the recognised schedule tribe under the Constitution of India and any Kuki tribe is deemed as to be Scheduled Tribe in Manipur as per the Constitution.

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