Recently, there have been violent communal clashes in Manipur due to the Manipur High Court (HC) directing the State to pursue a 10-year-old recommendation to grant Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the non-tribal Meitei community.
About Meitei community
While the Meiteis are mostly Hindu, the Nagas and Kuki-Zomis are mainly Christian. Manipur has nearly equal populations of Hindus and Christians, at around 41 per cent each, according to data from the 2011 census.
About the judgement:
Major Tribes in Manipur:
Disputes between Kuki and Meitei tribes:
Arguments against Meiteis ST status:
The Process of Inclusion in the ST List:
Verifying, please be patient.