Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Thursday faced a black flag protest in Churachandpur district.

Locals of Churachandpur district led by students’ bodies greeted chief minister N Biren Singh when he visited Churachandpur to launch the ‘Go to Village 2.0’ scheme at Peace ground in Tuibong.

The protesters showed black flags and posters to express their resentment against the government for its alleged indifferent attitude towards the tribals.

The protesters were seen waving black flags and holding placards with slogans such as, “Go Back Biren”, “Pass the Bill & Come”, “Stop playing with our sentiments”, “We stand against the unconstitutional inclusion of Valley MLAs in HAC”, “Article 371-C is the ambassador for Hills & valleys relationship, honour it”, “We want HAC amendment Act 2021 passed”.

On Sunday, a group of student bodies in Churachandpur district declared non-cooperation towards the Manipur government until the Hill Area Committee (HAC) bill is passed.

They also demanded the withdrawal of the order issued “to include nine valley MLAs in the Hill Areas Committee” by the speaker of the Manipur Legislative Assembly.

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