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AMUCO and other civil societies join protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill

IT News

Jan 12, Imphal

All Manipur United Club Organization (AMUCO) along with other civil society organizations including Committee on Human Rights, AMWOVA, Apunba Nupi Khunai etc.  today staged a sit-in-protest and later stage a rally towards the Chief minister Bungalow in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016.

The rally started from Kwakeithel Akham Leikai in front of AMUCO office at Tiddim road. As the rally reached Keishampat a strong team of police tried to stop them and later confronted with the protestors.

Speaking to media persons President of AMUCO Ph. Devan said that it was very unfortunate to pass the Citizen Amendment Bill 2016 at Lok Sabha which is against the indigenous people of North East where the people of all the North Eastern states reject it.

He added that the bill is just a policy to wipe out the indigenous people of the North East states. Even now the threat by the mainlanders still lingers and adding more threat the bill will let allow a bombardment of influx of crores of foreign people.

“The people of Manipur and all the North East should stand against the Citizen Amendment Bill”, Devan appealed.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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