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  The recent incidents of violence in Manipur have sparked concerns about the safety and security of the tribal communities in the region. In response, a tribal forum filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking urgent listing of their case and directions to protect the rights and lives of tribals.

However, the Supreme Court has declined the plea for urgent listing, indicating that the matter will be heard in due course according to the regular listing process. The decision of the Supreme Court not to grant immediate attention to the case has disappointed the tribal forum and raised questions about the urgency of addressing the situation.

The tribal forum’s plea highlights the need for immediate action to protect the tribal communities who are facing violence and threats to their lives and properties. It calls for the Supreme Court’s intervention to ensure the implementation of necessary measures to safeguard the rights and well-being of the tribals in Manipur.

The Supreme Court’s refusal to grant urgent listing does not imply a denial of the forum’s claims or concerns. It signifies the court’s decision to follow the standard procedures for listing and hearing cases, allowing for proper consideration of the legal and factual aspects involved.

The tribal forum, along with its legal representatives, will have to await the regular listing of the case and present their arguments before the court. The outcome of the case will depend on the evidence, legal principles, and the court’s interpretation of the applicable laws.

Meanwhile, the situation in Manipur continues to be a matter of concern, emphasizing the need for prompt action and attention to address the violence and protect the rights of all affected communities.

As the legal proceedings unfold, it remains crucial for all stakeholders, including the government, law enforcement agencies, and civil society, to work together to restore peace, ensure justice, and uphold the rights of the tribals in Manipur. The Supreme Court’s decision not to grant urgent listing should not deter efforts to address the underlying issues and find lasting solutions to the challenges faced by the tribal communities in the region.

Written by- Nitin Pradhan, College name –  Army Law College , an intern under Legal Vidhiya


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