There is no restriction to the entry of any Indian citizen in Manipur, but checking is mandatory as the state is facing problem of illegal influx – Th. Biswajit
Imphal, May 31,
Manipur Government spokesperson Th. Biswajit today said that all is set for introduction of the Protection of Manipuri People Bill in the upcoming state assembly session.
Talking to reporters at his official quarter at Sanjenthong, Biswajit said that a 13 member State level committee for drafting of the Bill for Protection of Manipuri People have been constituted on May 23, 2018.
As per the order, Th. Biswajit Singh, the spokesperson of the state government , who is also Minister in charge of PWD, RD & PR, Com & Industries , Power and IPR is the convenor while Letpao Hoakip, Minister of Water resources and YAS, Losii Dikho, Minister for PHED, V. Hangkhalian, Minister of Agriculture, Vety. And Animals Husbandry, T. Thangzalam Haokip, Chairman Hill Area Committee, Radhabinod Koijam, Ex- Chief Minister, P. Sharatchandra Singh, MLA and Govt. Chief Whip, N. Kumarjit, Advocate General of Manipur, L. Susindro Meitei, MLA, Khashim Vashum, MLA, Awangbow Newmai, MLA, TN Haokip MLA and Gaikhangam, MLA are the members.
Talking to reporters, Biswajit said that Manipur having porous border with Myanmar and easily accessible to Bangladeshi illegal migrants, checking of any non locals need to be verified and check . However, this does not meant that there is banned to the entry of non locals to the state.
“Any citizen of the country can enter the state and there is no such prohibition to their entry. What the state law enforcing agency are checking is to verify whether they are the legitimate citizen of the country or not”, Biswajit said.
Rumours about restriction to the entry of non local seems to be spreading by some vested interested people, which is completely wrong, Biswajit said adding that as done in the airport to show their identity proof, the check point at borders are also doing the same and those without any proof of being Indian citizen need to be carefully checked.
“Already some Rohinyas have been caught while entering the state where the problem of illegal influx of migrants is a big problem to the state”, Biswajit said.
Regarding the spread of provocative statements which might fuel tension between different communities through social media, Biswajit appealed the people to be careful.
“ I appeal all the fellow citizen to restrain from spreading provocative video or statement through social media or any other platform as it might incite hate feeling between the communities”, Biswajit said while adding that Manipur is a state resided by various ethnic communities .