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CM applauds Kuki community’s support for NRC implementation

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CM applauds Kuki community’s support for NRC implementation

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Imphal, July 11:

Chief Minister N Biren Singh has commended the Kuki Inpi Manipur’s (KIM) recent decision to endorse the implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Manipur, viewing it as a potential catalyst for enduring peace in the state.
Addressing a gathering at the City Convention Center on July 11, where various government initiatives were inaugurated and benefits distributed, Chief Minister Biren Singh expressed his gratitude for KIM’s stance on the NRC issue. He emphasized that KIM’s willingness to accept the NRC, albeit with certain conditions, could pave the way forward in addressing ongoing crises and fostering long-term stability in Manipur.
“I welcome KIM’s decision to support the implementation of NRC in Manipur. This step demonstrates a constructive approach towards resolving our challenges and securing a peaceful future,” Chief Minister Biren Singh remarked during his keynote speech.
He further urged the Kuki community to engage in dialogue, either with him or directly with the central government, to clarify and address their concerns regarding the NRC implementation. “Let’s discuss and find common ground on this matter,” he appealed, highlighting his dedication to resolving issues related to drug trafficking, environmental conservation, and the influx of illegal immigrants for the welfare of future generations.
Reflecting on the historical context of conflicts in Manipur, Chief Minister Biren Singh paid tribute to those who sacrificed their lives, honoring them as martyrs of the state. He highlighted the BJP government’s efforts in meeting longstanding demands such as the removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system, initiatives that were previously neglected by the Congress government.
“The people of Manipur have endured the impact of AFSPA for too long. It’s time to move forward with reforms that ensure peace and prosperity for all,” he asserted, referencing past protests and sacrifices made in pursuit of these reforms.
The ceremony was attended by several ministers, MLAs, senior officials, and beneficiaries of various government schemes. It is noteworthy that marking a shift from their previous stance on the NRC, the Kuki Inpi Manipur (KIM), the apex body of the Kuki community, has recently announced that the Centre can implement the exercise in Kuki-Zo areas, provided it adheres to constitutional rules and principles.

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