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NBMSU, BMGSP seek apology from Brahma

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SILCHAR, June16: The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Students’ Union (NBMSU) and Bishnupriya Manipuri Gana Sangram Parishad (BMGSP) has vehemently criticized the ‘wrong and whimsical’ statement made by State Minister for Tribal Welfare and other Backward Classes Pramila Rani Brahma regarding the status of the Bishnupriya Manipuri in the Assam Assembly last Wednesday.

Brahma had said on the floor of the Assembly that the Bishnupriya Manipuri community was not a notified linguistic minority community. The NBMSU and BMGSP today, in a joint petition to Brahma, asked her to publicly seek apology for her unwarranted comment which has hurt the sentiments of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, failing which the Bishnupriya Manipuri bodies threatened to block the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar.

The petition further demanded various socioeconomic development schemes for the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. The NBMSU and BMGSP also clarified that the Bishnupriya Manipuri had long been recognized as a linguistic minority community.

Courtesy: The Sentinel (July 17, 2009)


  1. I would like to request NBMSU n BMGSP to restrain themselves from
    giving threatening statement of blocking DC`s office in Cachar District of Assam.It serves no purpose.Last June, they sat on hunger strike,but nothing fruitful
    has come out.Let them think of more on welfare of student community rather than threatening the Govt.every now and then.
    Now a days in Indian politics,one can find, there are plenty of state ministers who are 'Aangutha chhaap',why to give so much of importance to such statement.Madam
    Brahma might not have understood the gazette notification of linguistic minority,where our community is listed.Once more, I request NBMSU n BMGSP,let them find out the context on which the statement was made and how has it come out of the house.Has it been published in news papers?


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