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Meitei people: Ethnic group of South Asia
The Meitei people, Meetei people, or Manipuri people is an ethnic group native to Manipur. They form the largest and dominant ethnic group of Manipur in Northeast India. They speak the Meitei language, one of the 22 official languages of the Indian Republic and the sole official language of Government of Manipur. The Meiteis primarily settled in the valley areas in modern-day Manipur, though a sizeable population has settled in the other Indian states of Assam, Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, and Mizoram. There is also a notable presence of Meitei people in the neighbouring countries of Myanmar and Bangladesh. The Meitei ethnic group represents about 53% of Manipur's population.

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Manipur Government's Weekend Work Order Sparks Outrage Before Easter | Oneindia News [Video]

Manipur Government's Weekend Work Order Sparks Outrage Before Easter | Oneindia News

Manipur governor's decree for government offices to operate on March 30-31, coinciding with Easter, draws criticism from tribal groups, citing offense to Christian sentiments. With Manipur's..

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Manipur HC amends 2023 order recommending ST status for Meiteis that led to clashes | Oneindia News [Video]

Manipur HC amends 2023 order recommending ST status for Meiteis that led to clashes | Oneindia News

In a surprising turn of events, the Manipur High Court has revisited its March 2023 order and issued a modification that is set to have far-reaching implications. During a review petition hearing on..

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Assam Rifles soldier opens fire on colleagues before shooting self in Manipur, 6 injured

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Ministry of home affairs team in strife-torn Manipur to hold peace talks

Interlocutors arrive in Manipur to hold talks on ethnic violence and grievances of Meitei and Kuki communities; discussions may include proposals on border fencing and ending free movement regiment.
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Has not found time to visit Manipur: Congress slams PM after his statehood day wishes

Congress attacks PM Modi for not visiting Manipur and maintaining silence on the state's violence and destroyed social harmony. Jairam Ramesh criticizes the PM's hypocrisy for expressing good wishes on..
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Four killed as fresh violence erupts in Manipur

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Manipur CM Biren Singh meets home minister Amit Shah

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to express gratitude for the peace agreement signed with the United National Liberation Front (UNLF), Manipur's oldest militant..
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Normal life affected in shutdown in Manipur's Kangpokpi over killing of two persons

A shutdown in Manipur's Kangpokpi district disrupted normal life as a protest against the killing of a security force personnel and his driver. Markets were closed, vehicles stayed off the roads, and..
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Government bans 10 Meitei extremist groups for 5 years

The Indian government has extended the ban on ten Meitei extremist organizations for a further five years. These organizations have been designated as 'unlawful associations' due to their secessionist,..
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MHA bans nine Meitei extremist organisations that mostly operate in Manipur

The ministry of home affairs (MHA) has banned nine Meitei extremist organizations operating mainly in Manipur. These organizations, including the Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA), Revolutionary Peoples'..
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Many injured in Manipur's Kangpokpi firing

Unidentified men reportedly opened fire in the Kangchup foothills, Kangpokpi district near Imphal on Tuesday, resulting in nine people getting injured, including two Manipur police officers and a..
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Meiteis fleeing conflict to miss Mizoram polls

The Meitei people living and working in Mizoram fled the state due to the ethnic conflict in Manipur and many sought refuge in Assam between May and July, fearing attacks by locals. Many of them are..
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In Mizoram, Rajnath Singh calls for Manipur peace

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh addressed a rally in Mizoram, focusing on the ethnic strife in neighbouring Manipur. He stated that the violence was not orchestrated by any political party, but..
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Have heart-to-heart conversation: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Meitei, Kuki communities in Manipur

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has appealed to warring Meitei and Kuki communities in Manipur to engage in dialogue to resolve their conflicts. Singh emphasized that violence is not a solution..
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Manipur violence: Were extremists across the border involved, questions RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

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High court lets Manipur tribal bodies appeal Meitei ST tag order

The Manipur high court has allowed four tribal organisations to appeal a previous HC order of March 27 this year directing the state government to send a recommendation on ST status for the Meitei..
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'Why he cannot find a day to visit Manipur': Congress leader Jairam Ramesh takes a dig at PM Modi

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Kuki militants erasing Meitei villages, SC told

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At least 28 people were wounded in Manipur on Wednesday when security forces tried to stop a 30,000-strong crowd mobilised by a valley-based organisation to defy a curfew and break through an Army..
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36 Manipur professors shuffled between valley and hill districts

In an effort to restore normalcy in Manipur's colleges amid ongoing sectarian strife, the government has initiated the transfer of 36 associate and assistant professors between hill and valley..
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Give report on arms recovery in sealed cover, SC tells Manipur government

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a sealed cover status report from the Manipur government on recovery of arms and ammunition looted from police and other sources, while declaring that it would put..
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Manipur violence: Meitei diaspora writes open letter to PM Modi seeking normalcy, peace in state

As India prepares to host the G20 summit, the "persistence of violence" in Manipur threatens to undermine these achievements, they said. Over 1,300 people signed the open letter within 48 hours, which..
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Manipur violence: Who are Meira Paibis, Meitei women's group standing up against Indian Army? Know their reasons

In the midst of the violence in Manipur, the Meira Paibis has been showing its strength to the Indian Army, coming down heavy on the Assam Rifles deployed in the state.
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More central forces sent to Manipur amid Meitei outfit’s appeal to boycott Biren govt

The Centre despatched 800 additional central security personnel to Manipur late Saturday, hours after the fresh outbreak of attacks and reprisal that killed six and wounded 16 left the embattled N..
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Manipur violence: Bishnupur turns epicenter for ethnic clashes again; know why district is burning

Bishnupur has become the centre of ethnic violence in Manipur, with repeated clashes being reported between the Kuki and Meitei communities in the area.
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Manipur violence: After clashes in Churchandpur, curfew imposed in Imphal West, East

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Manipur: Kuki leader, BJP MLA advocates creating three separate Union territories

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Manipur has been witnessing ethnic clashes since May 3 between the majority Meiteis and tribals that have left over 150 people dead.
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As threats rise, Meiteis exodus from Mizoram continues

Manipur natives continued to leave Mizoram in droves on Sunday after threats by an organisation of former insurgents asking them to depart “for their own safety” following last week’s surfacing..
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Manipur ripple in Mizoram? Outfit asks Meiteis to leave, govt assures safety amid escalating tension

Manipuri people, both Meiteis and Pangals (Manipuri Muslims), have started fleeing Mizoram after an organization of former insurgents of Mizoram, Peace Accord MNF Returnees’ Association (Pamra),..
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Manipur violence: Indigenous Tribal Leader Forum extends apology to Kuki Zo people for 'misguidance, conflict with Meitei people'

In an official statement, ITLF stated, "The Indigenous Tribal Leader Forum, a leading organisation committed to the welfare and unity of indigenous communities, acknowledges and deeply regrets the..
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Reprimanding lawyers representing warring Kuki and Meitei ethnic groups for trying to use the Supreme Court as a platform to further escalate violence in trouble-torn Manipur, a CJI DY Chandrachud-led..
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DNA Verified: Video of Meiteis shooting tribal girl in Manipur fake? Truth behind disturbing viral video

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Manipur: HC awaits Centre, state response to review pleas on ST status for Meiteis

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Manipur violence: Internet ban extended till June 25

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Stop violence or...: Manipur CM N Biren Singh warns people amid violence in state

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Manipur violence: After 40 days of mob attacks 249 churches burnt, lack of doctors and medicines, saga of govt failures

The Archbishop of Imphal, Dominic Lumon, wrote in a letter on Saturday that a "religious attack has been effectively carried out" amid fighting between the Kuki and Meitei populations.
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Northeast Diary: Nagas open up on separate state demand of Kukis

Days after union home minister Amit Shah ruled out any disintegration of Manipur, Kuki groups have reiterated their demand for a separate administration. The Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM), the apex body of..
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AK­47s among 140 guns surrendered in Manipur

Following home minister Amit Shah’s appeal on Thursday asking rebels in Manipur to surrender their weapons ahead of a statewide combing exercise, more than 140 weapons — including self-loading..
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Union home minister Amit Shah announces judicial probe into Manipur crisis

Home minister Amit Shah on Thursday announced a judicial probe into the ethnic violence that has rocked Manipur, the creation of a unified command for overseeing the security in the state, a CBI..
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Meiteis, Kukis urge Centre to control situation in Manipur

Members from the Kuki-Hmar-Zomi-Mizo tribes held a protest at the Jantar Mantar here demanding that Chief Minister Biren Singh be sacked and President's rule implemented in the state.
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