By: Dr Irengbam Mohendra Singh
Demand for Meiteis to become scheduled group
A extraordinary idea, it seems. But can it be? Demands for Alternative preparations by the Tangkhuls, and Kukilam by the Kukis seem shiny ideas. But are they? Obviously not! The Meitei demand is the culmination of what has taken them with an emotional rollercoaster ride from your peak of euphoria of independence for the valley of despair.
I do appreciate the independent demands of the Tangkhuls as well as the Kukis, that they can, at the moment appear to believe to be the right routes. And I, being a Meitei stream agreement with the group of Meiteis who will be demanding retroversion to a decrease social position for their frustration though not in its entirety.
The Meiteis feel bitter that they are just living on an unhealthy egoistic diet when they are getting thundered and volleyed with diatribes from the right, kept and in entrance of them, as the Russian Cossacks do with canon balls towards the British Mild Brigade (The Charge from the Light Brigade, Alfred Tennyson).
The Meiteis have extended ceased to become tribe. Vehicle a civilised ethnic minority group.
They may be an admixture of the native seven people such as Me-Atei (Meetei), MePong (Manipuri Shans as the British known as them), Khuman, Moirang, Luwang etc and in the course of time, of other cultural peoples such as the Nagas, Kabikas, Assamese, Tripuris, Chinese and Meitei Bamons, forming a conglomerate cultural group known as the " MeiteisвЂќ.
The Meiteis now consider five socio-religious groups: (1) Meitei Hindus; (2) Meitei Sanamahis; (3) Meitei Bamons; (4) Meitei Christians; and (5) Meitei Pangals. That is not mean that the Meiteis may not be classified as a Scheduled Tribe in accordance with the definition of a Planned Tribe (1950) in the American indian constitution. I do not usually write about governmental policies in Manipur as it is the position for the politicians in power and politicians in opposition, who do not tune in to the tone of voice of the persons. Apart from air flow my spleen organ on the political figures and making like-minded persons happy for a couple of moments, the write-ups happen to be utterly ineffective and a waste of time. Some time ago, as a end of the persons I wrote about the shortage of electric power in Imphal/Manipur and for the regulation of college buses. The government has not performed anything as well as the opposition features turned a blind eyesight. Instead, My spouse and i write light-hearted informative content on numerous topics to get readers with no time to learn books other than when a topic of Manipuri national interest comes to light.
This is one article: the recent demand for changing the constitutional position of the Meiteis to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category.
Upon July twelve 2013 the ST require committee of Manipur (STDCM) went to see Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to seek the inclusion of the Meiteis inside the ST list. I believe, a memorandum regarding this had been submitted for the incumbent state Governor Gurbacharan on Nov 30 2012 and the Main minister Ibobi on 12 , 18 2012. The EVENING has now approved the money to the local politicians as with the case from the Inner Collection Permit demand. Now it is going to remain because cirrus impair вЂ“ just a sign of approaching weather changes and can cease to become a clarion call. However , while I am designed for or against the ST require, it will not be circumspect that the Meiteis stop going off for a tangent and instead, become a member of the survivalist circle. ?nternet site have crafted so many times it's the survival to get the fittest.
Year before, I was leader of the governing body of any middle institution in England that consisted of 80% Pakistani students. I provided a talk at the gross annual prize supplying cum parents' day, first in English language and then in Urdu. Like a consolation to get the benefit of all those pupils who also did not acquire prizes, I actually said: Jindagi me muqabala hee muqabala hai. Life is full of competitions.
The Meiteis should be what they seem. In Shakespeare's Othello, Iasgo said to Othello: Men should be the actual seem, or those that be not, might they might...