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The agitation has completely crippled the higher education sector in Manipur with all of the 86 undergraduate colleges, affiliated to the university affected by the shutdown. Endorsing the demand of the students, 29 of the 31 Heads of Departments of the university have quit their posts and six deans of the university have tendered their resignation, jeopardizing the academic careers of over a lakh of students, pursuing higher studies in Manipur.

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The Khasi Hills Autonomous District (Khasi Social Custom of Lineage) Second Amendment Bill has been sent to the Governor of Meghalaya, with the unanimous support of all the members of the District Council. The Khasi Social Custom of Lineage Bill stated that “It will strip a Khasi woman of her ST status, and all privileges that come with it if she marries a non-Khasi, even the children of a Khasi woman married to a non-Khasi will be “deemed non-Khasis”. The idea to pass the Bill was a brainchild of H.S Shylla the new CEM of the KHADC.

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