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All India Meitei Scheduled Tribe Movement to be launched on 28 Feb., 2016 in New Delhi


All India Meitei Scheduled Tribe Movement will be launched on 28th February, 2016, Sunday at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. The launching ceremony will begin by 2 pm (14:00 hr).

Any individual/organisation/association/union or political party is invited and welcomed to extend his/her/their support and help to ensure the listing of Meitei in the category of Scheduled Tribe under the Constitution of India. It is an indefinite public movement till the inclusion of Meitei in Scheduled Tribe category under the Indian Constitution. It is a national movement for the future of Meitei community in all over India.
Media are invited to share the news related to our movement.


Background of Meitei Scheduled Tribe Restoration:
The movement is not to demand Meitei Scheduled Tribe but to restore the original tribal status of Meitei as Meitei Scheduled Tribe under the Constitution of India.

Meitei was listed as a tribe in the Census Report of the British India Government in 1891, 1901 and 1931. The Census of 1941 was not conducted because of the 2nd world war. Had it been conducted, Meitei should also have been included continuously as a tribe in the Census by the British India Government under the Queen of England. However, in 1951, after India became republic and its Constitution came into being in 1950, Meitei as a tribe was removed from the Scheduled Tribe category. The Government of India owes an explanation to the Meiteis that why Meitei was removed from Scheduled Tribe category in 1950 Constitutional Order signed by the then President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
In this regard, ALL INDIA MEITEI SCHEDULED TRIBE MOVEMENT is set to be launched in New Delhi and all over India to seek the attention of Prime Minister of India, Chief Minister of Manipur and other national and regional political leaders to ensure that Meitei is listed as a Tribe in Scheduled Tribe category in the year of 2016 without fail.
The movement is open to all who support and want to extend his/her/their solidarity with the Meiteis to enlist Meitei in Scheduled Tribe category. The movement will send a strong message to the Chief Minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh who has shown a stoic silence to the listing of Meitei as Scheduled Tribe under the Constitution of India.
The Chief Minister of Manipur, instead of recommending Meitei for ST through his state Cabinet, has deliberately taken the issue to Manipur Assembly to both delay and divert the genuine cause of Meitei ST. It is the state Cabinet which is to recommend the enlisting of Meitei as ST and that has to be sent to the President through Governor. Manipur Assembly has no mandatory constitutional role in this regard.
It is also to be noted that the former Prime Minister of India Dr. Man Mohan Singh had agreed to the enlisting of Meitei as Scheduled Tribe under the Constitution of India. The then Prime Minister gave his complete assurance to the delegation of Meiteis led by Lok Sabha MP Dr. Th. Meinya to include Meitei as ST (Scheduled Tribe) in 2013. The then BJP President Rajnath Singh, who is now the Union Home Minister of India, also gave an assurance to support Meitei for ST category. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi have no objection to enlisting of Meitei for ST category.
To join, support and help ALL INDIA MEITEI SCHEDULED TRIBE MOVEMENT, kindly contact the Convenor B. Angousana Sharma.

Contact: B. Angousana Sharma, Convenor, All India Meitei Scheduled Tribe Movement,
Email: [email protected]

Mobile No.: +91 9821865986 / +91 8132046893

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  1. Earlier it was thought to be selfish to demand ST status openly. So they came up with ILP. Now that the bills r stuck, no choice but to show the true face

  2. eisu meetei ama oina support twjei……krigi eikhoi meeteina tanbda apikpa ephutkum oiriba aduga hndkki jnu amdi haryanagi wathokna india pumbgi samudra wathok oi…mdudi eikhoi meetei punnmk punsinba tai meetei haibsida chinggi echil enaosingsu chinglibni

  3. Idian custituancy semkhibda meetei si tribeni haina leibadu fangjge haibni eikhoigi culture wairga hingliba singna khangde meeteic indian oina loudradi eikhoigi lam piro tallic


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