Manipur violence: SC to hear batch of pleas today

New Delhi: A Supreme Court bench headed by CJI DY Chandrachud will hear on Monday a batch of pleas relating to the recent incidents of violence in Manipur.

One of the petitions sought directions to the central and state governments to evacuate Manipuri tribals who had fled to CRPF camps.

One of the petitioners, aas it Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA, Dinganglung Gangmei, has also approached the Supreme Court challenging the Manipur High Court’s order in relation to Scheduled Tribe status for the Meetei/Meitei community as a tribe of Manipur.

The petition filed by Gangmei, before the Supreme Court, sought a direction to the state government to recommend a tribe for the Scheduled Tribes List falls solely within the jurisdiction of the state, and not the High Court.

The petition filed by Gangmei said that the Manipur HC order has resulted in the unrest in the state causing the death of 19 people. –

“Due to the order, the tension between both the community have taken place and violent clashes have erupted across the state. As a result of it so far 19 tribal people have been killed, various places in the states are blocked, the internet is completely shutdown and more people are at risk of losing their lives,” the petition said.

Several other petitions have also been filed on the issue before the Supreme Court. UNI

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