Imphal, Jan 7,
National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) strongly condemned the statement in the parliament by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pass the citizen amendment bill as quick as possible.
Speaking to media persons at Congress Bhavan at BT Road here in Imphal today afternoon, State General Secretary of NSUI N. Shyamananda said that they consider the bill as a continuation of the previous manifesto of BJP to protect the Hindus residing in Pakistan. He strongly condemned the steps taken up on the basis of religion in a secular country.
Shyamananda enquire the hidden agenda of the bill to classify the refugee as migrants and condemned on such. He added that the Citizen Amendments Bill is a bill is a big threat to the constitution of India and it will greatly affect the whole of India and North East in particular.
He further said that the future of minority communities of India is not certain if the bill is passed on the parliament. And the existence of the indigenous people of Manipur will be in a peril state. The different movement that has been going on for the protection of the indigenous people of Manipur will be in vain, he added.
Manipur which hasn’t even recovered the impact of NRC bill of Assam will affect to a great extent on the people of Manipur if the Citizen Amendment Bill is passed. Even in places which have Inner line Permit to protect the indigenous people like Nagaland, there is a great issue of non locals even in such a state also. He questions the faith of the people of Manipur where Even now there is not a perfect mechanism to cope in safeguarding the indigenous people of the state.
NSUI appealed to both the hill and valley people of Manipur to be aware and conscious both the pros and cons of the bill.
Lastly State Gen Secy Shyamananda of NSUI draws the attention of the Chief Minister of the Manipur N.Biren to take decision in the cabinet or the house to oppose the bill which will have a great impact to the people of Manipur.
It can be mention that North East Students’ Union also called an 11 hour general strike over the north east on that issue.
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