KSU visits Manipur after Khasi populace allege forceful land-snatching

SHILLONG, May 5: A delegation of KSU members, led by its general secretary Donald V Thabah, on Thursday visited Manipur to meet the Khasi populace there after allegations of their lands being forcefully snatched away surfaced.
The Khasi people residing in Khedagar village at Tamenglong district of Manipur have alleged that a non-indigenous community from the Jirabam district, which was established in 2016, has forcefully snatched away their lands.
During their visit, the KSU members met the leaders of the village and the Khasi population to discern the details of the issue.
Besides the elders of the village, members of the KSU central body, KSU Jaintia Hills, KSU Barak Valley and Rangtei Naga Students’ Union were present during the meeting.
The villagers, during the meeting, told the members of the pressure groups that the Manipur Government does not recognise the Khasi population as Schedule Tribe.
It may be mentioned that the Khasi population has been residing in the area since 1939 and they possess land documents issued to them during the British regime.
The KSU members have meanwhile informed that they will call on Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh to confer about the issue.

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