ATSUM requests chairman HAC to declare position

The All Tribal Students Union Manipur (ATSUM) has requested the chairman of Hill Area Committee Manipur to issue/ declare his ‘stated position’ on before noon of September 6.


ATSUM representatives (File Photo: IFP)

The All Tribal Students Union Manipur (ATSUM) has requested the chairman of Hill Area Committee Manipur to issue/ declare his ‘stated position’ with regards to the induction of nine new members in the Hill Areas Committee, Manipur within 72 hours (or before noon of September 6).

The union also requested the chairman to obtain the position of the members of the Hill Areas Committee, in a release issued on Friday,

It may be mentioned that the speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly on Wednesday issued an order which inducted altogether nine new MLAs from nine assembly constituencies as members of the Hill Area Committee, increasing its members to a total of 29.

The order was issued following submission of representations by the eight MLAs with a request for inducting them as members in the Hill Areas Committee on various grounds, it stated.

Following the submission, a careful and thorough examination of the representations vis-a-vis the relevant provisions of the Constitution of India, the Presidential Order, 1972, the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 1976 was made, the order stated.

The order mentioned that after a conjoined reading of Article 371-C of the Constitution, order issued by the President of India and also the order by the Election Commission of India (ECI), in absence of any modification, supersession or annulment, it is crystal clear that a total of 29 assembly constituencies of the Assembly are wholly or partly situated in Hill Areas of Manipur.  

First Published:Sept. 3, 2021, 11:03 p.m.

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