Imphal, 17 February (MTNews): Against the backdrop of the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur (STDCM) gaining momentum in the valley for enlisting the Meeteis/Meiteis in the scheduled tribe (ST) list of India, the All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM) on Saturday submitted a memorandum to Governor of Manipur laying down reasons why Meeteis/Meiteis should not be given the ST status.

ANSAM, an umbrella association of the Naga students and youths in Manipur, in its memorandum to Governor Anusuiya Uikey said it feels pertinent to articulate, in good faith, its stance that the demand of the dominant community presently imperils the aim of constitution i.e. to promote, protect and special care for a weaker section and thus steadfastly stand our ground against enlisting in the scheduled tribe list of India for myriad of reasons.

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