PIL filed in SC opposing delimitation
IMPHAL, 23rd Jun: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed at Supreme Court of India by social worker Sheikh Noorul Hassan of Kshetrigao Awang Leikai opposing conduct of delimitation process on the basis of 2001 census under Delimitation Act, 2002. Speaking at a press meet held at his residence on Tuesday, Sheikh Noorul Hassan informed that the PIL was filed at the Supreme Court on June 21 against Government of India and Government of Manipur and in opposition against their decision to hold delimitation process based on 2001 census which contradicts the constitutional and fundamental rights of people. “If the delimitation process is carried out in the current form it will negate Article 81, 82, 170 and 330 of the Indian Constitution along with creating divisions amongst the ethnic groups of the state,” he said.
Sheikh Hassan further pointed out that there is already a decree by Gauhati High Court given in 2007 that states that 2001 census data has discrepancies that need to be corrected. Inspite of this the Union government announced conduct of delimitation process in February 28. So, the PIL was filed opposing it in due consideration of the interest of people of Manipur, he reasoned.