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Manipur violence: BJP MLA moves apex court against HC order on Meitei ST status

New Delhi, May 7 (UNI): The BJP MLA, Dinganglung Gangmei, has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Manipur High Court’s order in relation to Scheduled Tribe status for the Meitei community as a tribe of Manipur.

The petition filed by Gangmei, before the Supreme Court, sought a direction to the state government to recommend a tribe for the Scheduled Tribes List falls solely within the jurisdiction of the State, and not the High Court.


The petition filed by Gangmei, a BJP MLA, said that the Manipur HC order has resulted in the unrest in Manipur that has caused the death of 19 people. As per the petition –

“Due to the order, tension between both the community have taken place and violent clashes have erupted across the state. As a result of it so far 19 tribal people have been killed, various places in the states are blocked, internet is completely shutdown and more people are at the risk of losing their lives,” the petition said.

There are two other petitions also filed before the Supreme Court.

According to Supreme Court registry, and offficials directly connected with listing the matters, said that keeping in view the seriousness and importance of the case, the matter is likely to be listed very soon.

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