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Bishnupriya Manipuris moves Assam CM for development council

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 27: The general assembly of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) that was held at Rudra Singha Stadium playground at Dispur today adopted a slew of resolutions that were submitted to Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi through Border Area Development Minister Gautom Roy. The Chief Minister was supposed to grace the occasion as the chief guest, but the he could not attend it due to busy schedule. Social Welfare Minister Akon Bora also attended the general assembly of the Mahasabha.

The demands placed by the Mahasabha before the Chief Minister are immediate setting up of a Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (BMDC) for all-round development of the community, immediate notification including Bishnupriya Manipuris in the list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Assam and in the Central list of OBC in view of the judgement of the Gauhati High Court in C.R. No. 3176 of 1999 that was upheld by the Supreme Court in its judgement delivered on March 8, 2006, immediate introduction of Bishnupriya Manipuri language from class V onwards, immediate appointment of Bishnupriya Manipuri language teachers and sub-inspectors of schools for effective supervision of teaching, immediate clearance from the State Government to the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for introduction of Bishnupriya Manipuri programmes in Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) at Guwahati and Silchar, inclusion of Bishnupriya Manipuri representatives in the proposed Assam Legislative Council, grants-in-aid for construction of an auditorium-cum-office and guest houses for the community at Silchar and Guwahati and grants-in-aid to the Nikhil Bishnurpiya Manipuri Sahitya Parishad and Sanskriti Parishad for the development of art, culture and literature of the community.
After receiving the memorandum, Roy said that he would place the demands before the Chief Minister and take up the matter.

Assam Minority Development Board chairman Bijoy Krishna Nath, who was also present at the assembly, told the gathering that the demands raised by the Mahasabha were genuine. He said the State Government should meet the demands of the community without further delay.
Earlier in the day, the general assembly of the Mahasabha began at 10 am since when, besides various other programmes, different regional and district committees and frontal wings of the NBMM like the Sahitya Parishad and Sanskriti Parishad read out their reports on their activities.

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