ST Status for Meiteis

The Manipur High Court has permitted tribal bodies to appeal against the contentious March 27 order that recommended Scheduled Tribe (ST) status for the Meiteis, sparking violence and causing at least 180 deaths. Advocates for the tribal bodies argue that the Meiteis didn’t prove socio-economic backwardness, a prerequisite for ST status and voiced concerns about potential infringement on existing ST rights. The case, amidst ongoing legal proceedings and judicial changes, calls for a considerate approach addressing all stakeholders’ concerns.Continue Reading