Imphal, Dec 13
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deferred his three-day visit to India, Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday.
Abe was supposed to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Guwahati but was forced to rethink his visit after unprecedented violence took over Assam. The Japan Prime Minister was also supposed to visit Manipur to pay tribute at the memorials of WW-II Japanese soldiers at Maibam Lotpa Ching in Bishnupur District Manipur. State government has made all preparations to receive the Japanese Prime Minister.
Till today morning state government has been preparing for a grand reception of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as Ministry of External Affairs, government of India had earlier shifted the venue for meeting Bhubaneswar in Orissa following the uproar in Guwahati.
However, as northeast states have been staunchly protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was passed in Parliament this week, the scheduled visit has been postponed, a source said.