Easter 2024: Manipur Govt Declares Sunday As Working Day

(MENAFN- Live Mint) "The Manipur government has declared the Easter holiday as a working day, causing a stir in the region. According to media reports, Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey said March 30-31 will be working weekends for government offices, corporations, and autonomous bodies. Easter, which is a Christian festival, is falling on 31 March this year. Since the ethnic division in Manipur is acute, the state government's decision has triggered outrage Indigenous Tribal Leaders Forum (ITLF), an umbrella body of tribal groups said the government's decision would hurt the sentiments of the Christian community Friday to Easter: What is Holy Week? Why and how is it celebrated?\"There are many Christians in Manipur. Sunday is a day of rest and we have Easter Sunday,\" an ITLF spokesperson told Hindustan Times apex body of the Naga student group Poumai Naga Tsiidoumai Me has also urged the Manipur government to revoke the order year, Manipur experienced one of the worst ethnic clashes between the Meiteis and Kuki communities that killed hundreds of people and more than 50,000 people got displaced Good Friday happy or sad? Know significance, promise of redemption and moreThe clashes began when the Kuki tribal group clashed with a non-tribal group, the ethnic majority Meitei, over-sharing economic benefits and quotas given to the tribes Meitei have sought special benefits for more than a decade but received a fillip in April 2023 after the Manipur High Court recommended the government should consider the demand and set a deadline of mid-May account for half of Manipur's population and extending limited affirmative action quotas to them would mean they would get a share in education and government jobs reserved for Kukis and Nagas. As per the 2011 census, the Christina population in Manipur accounts for 40.1% and belongs to tribes such as Kukis, Zo, and Nagas likely to spend $3.7 bn to fence border with coup-hit Myanmar: ReportMeiteis have traditionally lived in Manipur's more prosperous valley region which makes up 10% of the state's area. However, Nagas and Kukis live in the poorly developed hills development imbalance favouring the valley over the hills is the main cause of rivalry between the two groups.


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