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Citizen (Amendment) Bill, 2016: State Government will urge center not to cover Manipur – Th. Biswajit

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Imphal, May 31:

Spokesperson of the Manipur Government , Th Biswajit today said that, the state government will urge the center not to cover Manipur by the Citizen(Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Replying to a question by reporters at his official quarter today afternoon, the government spokesperson, who is also the Minister in charge of PWD, RD and PR, Commerce and Industries, Power and IPR said that Manipur having porous boundary with Myanmar and easy accessibility to illegal migrants from Bangladesh is already facing problem of illegal influx and for that reason the state government are checking identity proof. He said that there is no restriction or ban to the entry of any Indian citizen in the state.

Regarding the arrest of 11 Rohingyas both from the entry point at Jiribam and from a rented house at Hatta, Biswajit said that investigation is being underway about the motives of their bringing in the state. As up now nothing can be said as the investigation is being underway but will make public on what action will be followed after the findings.

The Government however skipped answer on the question about their deportation.

The reply by the government spokesperson regarding the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 , did however clarified that the Rohingyas or any illegal migrants entered in the state will not have the chance for conversion to Indian Citizen. Rohingyas are Muslims and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 does not include Muslim for becoming Indian citizen but conversion of religion is not difficult for those struggling for survival.


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