IMPHAL, July 1: The Thadou Students’ Association Churachandpur has clarified the issue made by Kuki Students’ Organisation (KSO) that Thadou is one of the 34 recognised tribes in Manipur as per Indian President’s order SRO 24774 Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-II, OP Section-III, no. 316 New Delhi, dated October 29, 1956, Manipur Sl.
No. 27-Thadou, page 35-36. In regard with the Thadou-Kuki Student Union (TKSU), the TSA had laid down the fact that the tribe does not recognise any other student bodies including the TKSU other than its association and further said that it has its own Apex Body (TTC). It also appealed to issue a Tribe Certificate to the Thadou Tribe Community as a Thadou only without Suffixation the term Kuki after Thadou said the President of TSA Churachandpur in a press release.