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Joint Action Committee - Press Release November 14, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

/ Published by VIRTHLI

Press Release November 14, 2015 

The Joint Action Committtee Against Anti-Tribal Bills (JAC had earlier requested the Central Government to intervene in the imbroglio that was witnessed as a result of the passing of the three anti-tribal Bills, namely, the Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015; the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill 2015 and the Manipur Shops and Establishment Bill (Second Amendmena) Bill 2015. At the behest of the observer sent by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Pu Ashok Prasad, Secretary (Internal Security), a joint delegation team comprising of the Coordination Committee: All Tribal Students' Union Manipur (ATSUM), the Joint Action Committee Against Anti-Tribal Bills (JAC) and the Manipur Tribals Forum Delhi (MTFD) went to Delhi and met with the Home Minister and other officials of theMinistry of Home Affairs.

As requested by the joint delegation, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued a press release on November 9, 2015 giving their assurance that in matters relating to the three anti-tribal Bills, all stakeholders including the Manipur Government, the hill and valley people and other interested parties will be consulted before arriving at any decision.

Now, with the Ministry of Home Affairs having given their assurance in writing, the JAC, in its joint meeting with the Innpis/ tribe councils made the following resolutions today:
1. The funeral program of the nine Tribal Martyrs is proposed to be held within the month of November 2015;the date and time for the program will be finalized at a joint meeting convened by the innpis/tribe councils.
2. The nine Tribal Martyrs will be buried with the highest dignity and honour at the site donated by the Autonomous District Council. Churachandpur at ADC Complex. Bunutural, Lamka.

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