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Peoples’ Convention against CAB calls for 36 hour total shut down

Written By: / Saturday, 09 February 2019 17:05

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Imphal, Feb 9,

Peoples’ Convention on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, organised by Peoples’ Alliance Manipur (PAM), a conglomerate of various civil society organizations in the state today declare stop all wake of lives (total shut down) from 5 am of Feb. 11 till 5 pm of Feb 12 in protest against the contentious Bill. Media report quoting BJP source has stated that the Bill will be presented at Rajya Sabha on Feb 12 as supplementary Bill. The contentious Bill had already passed at Lok Sabha on January 8 and is waiting for clearance from the Rajya Sabha.

The Peoples’ Convention organised by PAM at GM Hall was attended by various dignitaries including L. Malem Mangal , Advocate Puyam Tomcha , Anwari Noorjahan, Convenor Pam, SM Jalal Convnor PAM, W. Kameshwor , Convenor PAM, M Sayeed Ahmed, President JU and MD Rabi Khan Among others.

Speakers on the occasion elaborated on the impact that will be given by the CAB in North Eastern state of India.

“ILP, Article 371(A), Tribal status is not going to save the region from the impact of CAB”, Malem Mangal said and elaborated on how the Bill if passed by the parliament will impact the NE region.

After hectic deliberation the peoples’ convention also resolved a fast protest at 50 different places of the state against the Bill. If the Bill is passed against the wishes of the people of the region a mass public meeting will be organised on February 20 to decide the fate of the people of the region. In the meeting the existing federal relationship between the state of Manipur and India will be deliberated.

The said resolution adopted  today will also be sent to the authority of the United Nations , China, Russia and other countries, said an organiser.

The said resolution adopted   today will also be sent to the authority of the United Nations , China, Russia and other countries, said an organiser.

Meanwhile, Sit in protest Against the CAB is Organised by Khurai Lamlong Keithel Today 11 am to 3pm. The Co – Ordinating  Body ,Khurai Clubs, Meira paibi, Lamlong Keithel Vendor Women folks, shop keeper  shutdown and Organised the sit in protest .

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