Senapati: The United Naga Council which is the apex Naga civil body has strongly condemned the inane order of the Manipur High Court of March 27 last.
In a condemnation note issued from the Department of Information and Publicity of the United Naga Council, it stated that the Meitei/ Meetei community of Manipur is an advanced community of India with their Manipuri language (Meiteilon) listed in the Eighth Schedule to the constitution of India. They are already protected under constitution of India and categorized as General, Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Schedule Caste (SC) within the existing Meitei/Meetei community itself.
The condemnation mentioned that it is irrational that the High Court of Manipur directed the government of Manipur to recommend inclusion of Meitei/ Meetei community in the Schedule Tribe (ST) list of India, negating the sole objective of scheduling group of people for protective discrimination as Scheduled Tribe in the constitution of India.
The United Naga Council (UNC) strongly condemned the inane order of the Manipur High Court dated 27/03/2023 directing the government of Manipur to make such imbecilic recommendation despite strong opposition from Scheduled Tribe of the state.