Violence in Manipur

                                                        Violence in Manipur

 The violence began on 3 May after Manipur organized solidarity marches in all districts protesting the Manipur High Court’s order, which had asked the Manipur state government to send a recommendation to the Center regarding the demand. Include Meitei community in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) list.

So far, more than a dozen people have been reported killed, hundreds injured and more than 9,000 people from the Kuki and Meitei communities, among others, displaced.

 Actual cause of dispute:

The immediate provocation was the demand of the Meitei community, which accounts for 53 per cent of Manipur’s population and lives mainly in the Manipur Valley, to be included in the ST list.

 But this is only one reason, apart from this there are many reasons like cookies are also related to the feeling of persecution of the people. Many Chin, people from the same ethnic group across the border in Myanmar, have entered India fleeing violence and persecution, and the government’s tough stance against these so-called illegal immigrants has angered the cookies, to whom they are kin .

 The BJP chief minister’s strong stand against the encroachment of reserved and protected forest areas in the hills of Manipur by the tribal community stems from various reasons, including the fact that several acres of land in the hills are being used for opium cultivation. Is. The government sees its crackdown on forest areas as part of a larger war against drugs.

 One reason is that there is severe pressure on land in Manipur. As the population in tribal villages increases, they tend to spread to the surrounding forest areas, which they consider to be their historical and ancestral rights. This is opposed by the government. Also, the Meiteis living in the valleys are resentful as they are not allowed to settle or buy land in the hilly areas, whereas tribal people can buy land in the valleys.

 Who are the Matai people?

Meitei community in Manipur, their population is 64.6 per cent of the total population of the state. In the state, 90 percent of the people of the Meitei community live in the hilly areas. These people mainly live in the Imphal Valley. These people follow Hinduism and they believe that they converted to Hinduism in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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