Imphal, Feb 24:
Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) and the United Naga Council (UNC) have urged the government of Manipur to begin work for Population Commission & NRC before it’s too late.
A joint statement of the two apex organization said that the future of Manipur grim with the present impact of influx immigrants. It said that with the continuous influx of immigrants population in the state causing serious threat to the demography of the region, it is now pertinent to acknowledge the fact that various serious impact in the state including the loss of forest area, massive deforestation, gross smuggling of drugs from across the border and unidentified and account number of influx population from all directions has led to the urgent need for the state to pull up socks and take some real action before it’s too late.
The two indigenous Civil Society apex body COCOMI & UNC has been pursuing the state and the central govt. to take action regarding the matter and in relation with that we have submitted several memorandum demanding for NRC exercise, constitution of Population Commission which the present state cabinet has already approved and to not recognize any new villages without proper verification and scrutiny at the govt. level.
“It would be wise to take note of the last Monsoon Session Assembly’s private member resolution initiated by MLA Th. Joykishan in the floor of the house on 5th August 2022 where the house resolves the matter for NRC and Population Commission unanimously”, the joint statement said.
It added that no visible action from the state govt. showing any sign of seriousness and urgent concern to such a serious issue of illegal migrants. With times passing by and the risk to rectify the problems becoming more bigger with each passing days, it is high time that the state govt. should begin some immediate action to save the future of this land and its people from all forms of impact arising out of the demographic imbalance and ever continuing pressure from illegal immigrants and migrants it added.
The two apex organization appealed the present govt. to act soon or the future of Manipur is likely to be doomed very soon. If the govt. fails to act as an urgent matter, COCOMI and UNC has no other options than to come forward and take its own course to save the future of our land and its people by all possible means , the two apex bodies warn.