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Sign of relieve sighted as Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die without placing CAB; Curfew relaxes in Imphal

IT News
Imphal, Feb 13,

Normalcy has been finally restored here in the trouble torn state of Manipur as the anti CAB protestors showed sign of relieve as the interim Budget session of the Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die without tabling the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016.
Business list of the Rajya Sabha for February 12 and February 13 showed that the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 shall be moved at the Rajya Sabha by the Union Home Minister Rajnath. But as the RS was adjourned thrice on February 12 over other issues and for reason best known to the Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha the Bill which rocks the entire North Eastern region was not tabled.  

Soon after the adjournment of the Rajya Sabha Curfew imposed in the two districts of Imphal has been relaxed by the district administration and conglomerate of civil society organizations MANPAC and PAM called off the agitation, normalcy seems to be returned and police personnel who had been deployed since the last two days showed smiling face when they return back to their stations.
However, till afternoon traffic along the Imphal city remain deserted as almost all people were still confuse on whether the agitation has been suspended or not besides people have no idea of the curfew relaxation until late hour as data internet remained shut till late hours.
Mass protests staged at various places by blocking roads were too ended soon after organizers announced the news.
Meanwhile, both the MANPAC and the PAM which has been spearheading the mass agitations seem to be not completely calm with the lapses of the Bill as it was not tabled at the RS.
Both the bodies express apprehension that the government o India may use some other technique to introduce similar act by passing an ordinance by the Union cabinet if they feel the Bill as an important instrument of coming back to power in the next Lok Sabha.

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.

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