Lamlai backs ST demand

IMPHAL, Sep 23 : The Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur (STDCM) and several women vendors have urged the State Government to send the recommendations sought by the Centre to grant Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to Meetei/Meitei  by staging a sit-in protest at Lamlai Keithel, today.
Speaking to the media, one of the protesters asked why the Government is not paying any heed to the movement being launched by STDCM to protect the ethnic group.
Saying that vendors of Lamlai Keithel will extend unconditional support to STDCM in all its endeavours, she urged the State Government to send the ethnographic and socio economic reports of the Meetei/Meitei to the Centre so as to secure the future of the ethnic group.