Biren seeks Conrad aid to Shillong Manipuris

DIPR IMPHAL, 7th Apr: Chief minister N Biren Singh has urged Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad K Sangma to look into the plight of Manipuris residing in Meghalaya and also sought co-operation in the development of Manipur Bhawan at Redlands, Laitumkhra, Shillong.
Biren made the request during a meeting with Conrad at Chief Minister's Secretariat here on Saturday.
Biren said that there is a small group of Manipuri settlement at Bhologanj in East Khasi Hills. Though they have been residing there since the past many decades, they have not been getting benefits from the schemes of the Government. It is also reported that Manipuris have not been issued Aadhaar cards or AAY cards nor provided land records, he added.
Moreover, Biren sought cooperation from his Meghalaya counterpart in resolving land record issues pertaining to Manipur Bhawan at Laitumkhra.
Biren informed Conrad that Manipur Bhawan located at Redlands, has deep emotional and cultural linkages to the people of Manipur.
The Government of Manipur has also been actively considering development of the site in a befitting manner. However, there has been a long pending issue regarding the land records of this estate, Biren said while urging Conrad to direct the officials concerned for resolving the issue at the earliest.
Biren further handed over official letters regarding the matters to Conrad during the meeting.

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