Imphal, Feb 13,
With the Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die without placing the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Manipur Peoples’ Against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 (MANPAC) today announced suspension of the mass protest including road block, rally etc. However, the MANPAC will continue to protest democratically against the CAB and will not remain silent until the Government of India discloses the motive behind their effort for introduction of the CAB which put the whole North East region under turmoil.
Yumnamcha Dilipkumar, convenor of MANPAC, talking to media persons at Manipur Press Club today afternoon soon after the Rajya Sabha was adjourned sine die, said that the Union government could not tabled the CA Bill due to the mass movement of the people of the entire North East region. He said credit for the victory of the people goes to the vendor women of Khwairamband Keithel and also to all the people of the region.
Condemning the police excess to women protestors at Khwaramband Keithel on Feb 10 evening at which the police team fire mock bomb and tear gas shell to disperse the agitators injuring 7 women, Dilipkumar said that treatment cost of those injured should be borne by the government.
“Not only those women but also those injured in the course of the agitation against CAB should be borne by the Government”, Dilipkumar said.
Besides, destructions caused on that day by the police team on the day protest at Khwairamband Keithel should also be compensated by the state government, Dilipkumar added.
On the other hand Dilipkumar further added that as the people of the state felt insecure to the identity and culture as well as the land, the government should urged the center to give presidential assent to the Manipur Peoples’ Bill which was passed by the Manipur State Assembly. He also said that the MANPAC will also urge the government for updating of the NRC as done in Assam.
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