Deletion of Kuki-Chins Tribe from ST List

The Central government has asked Manipur state government to examine a representation seeking deletion of the “Nomadic Chin-Kuki” from the list of Scheduled Tribes (ST) in Manipur.

  • Amendments to the ST list are governed by legislation enacted by Parliament, with proposals originating from the respective State governments.
  • The Lokur Committee established in 1965, outlined criteria for designating communities as Scheduled Tribes, including primitive traits, distinctive culture, and geographical isolation.
  • The Kuki people share kinship with the Chin and Mizo tribes, collectively known as the Zo people.

Q31. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Constitution of India under Article 366 ....
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