Imphal, Sept 29
A one day meeting of the Social organizations organised by the Manipur People Against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, (MANPAC) at Iboyaima Sumang Lila Shanglen, Palace Compound Imphal today reiterated its stand to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and resolved to endorse with the resolution of the meeting of the first Central Executive Council (CEC) of (North East Forum for Indigenous People) NEFIP held at Kohima on September 25.
The Central Executive Council (CEC) of NEFIP had resolved to launch mass agitation from October 3 across the North Eastern states. The meeting of the social organizations held today at Iboayima Shanglen also resolved to launch mass protest from October 3 across the state.
Various representatives from different civil society organizations and intellectuals attended today’s social organisation’s meeting. Speakers on today’s meeting expressed strong resentment over the India Government attitude towards the people of the North Eastern States. The Government of India has time and again stated that the government will introduce CAB soon.
Today’s meeting also deliberated thread bare on the recent development in regard to the very contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, the recent appeal by the Union Home Minister of India on Hindi Language imposition and the issue of UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007) and various other issues related with the functioning of NEFIP.
Speakers on today’s meeting demanded immediate withdrawal of Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 and condemn the statement given by Amit Shah, Union Home Minister and Himanta Biswa Sarma, Finance Minister of Assam and Convener of NEDA claiming that the Union Govt. will reintroduce the very contentious Bill on November/upcoming parliamentary session.
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