SILCHAR, July 29: “A total of 2.95 lakh people constitute the Bishnupriya Manipuri population in Asom and 4.16 lakh Bishnupriya people live in the entire Northeast,” stated Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha principal secretary Uday Sinha at a local committee meet of the Mahasabha held at Tukagram, Katakhal on the outskirts of Silchar town.
Sinha said a statistical survey of Bishnupriya population began under the patronage of the Mahasabha in all over the Northeast in 2004, and it completed in 2008. He said: “The Mahasabha has produced evidence on the Bishnupriya Manipuri population census to the Asom Government.” The meeting was presided over by Motikanta Sinha. Mahasabha State president Bhupendra Sinha and Movement Committee’s president in-charge Ashish Sinha attended the meeting as chief guests. (Source - Sentinel)