Silchar: Leaders and members of All Assam Manipuri Youths’ Association (AAMYA) through a representation addressed to the Prime Minister of India and the Chief Minister of Assam through the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar on Friday have urged to grant political autonomy to the Manipuris living in Assam.
They have stated that political autonomy in any form either by including the Manipuris in the Sixth Schedule or in any proper constitutional framework after a suitable amendment of Indian Constitution without changing the very spirit of the Constitution will be the only way out to save the minority Manipuri community in Assam from getting wiped off.
The representation signed by Roshan Irom, president, AAMYA’s central committee and Jiran Angom, general secretary, AAMYA’s central committee has put forth that Manipuris are the original and cent per cent indigenous community of Barak Valley. At present, the population of Manipuris in Assam is approximately 6 lakhs. Still, it has been mentioned in the representation that, there is not a single MLA or MP of Manipuri community in Assam. AAMYA feels that Manipuris in Assam are politically, economically and socially deprived.
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