Meitei language to be made "official" in Assam? If Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has his way, it might come into fruition and Meitei language might be included along with Bodo, Bengali, and Assamese as languages in which exams are conducted.
Today, the CM attended the World Meitei Convention meet in Assam's Cachar district. At the sidelines of the program that was organized by the Pan Meitei Convention, Singh said that Meiteis have become "indigenous" to the people of Assam.
He also said that he has requested the Assam CM and Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to look into the issue, and further added that "they have to consider" allowing the Meiteis, mostly found in Manipur, to appear for exams in their own language.
Biren Singh also allayed fears of disturbance in Manipur over the National Population Register (NPR) and said that a situation of peace prevails in the state. "Manipur is in a state of peace. NRC is not an issue. Whatever decision is taken by the Centre, we will abide by that", the CM said, adding that
Speaking on the apprehensions in Assam in regards to the implementation of the CAA, the Manipur CM further opined that everyone in Assam will be "safe" if the Clause 6 under the 'historic' Assam Accord is implemented.
However, not too long ago, Manipur, along with the rest of NE burned over the Centre's decision to enact the highly contentious Citizenship Amendment Act.
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