Imphal, Sept 7
In the aftermath of the announcement of NRC in Assam where over 19 lakhs people have been excluded from the list, an unusual rise of non Manipuri speaking people were reported from Mantripukhri area in Imphal West area.
Talking over phone a resident from Mantripukhri area said that in the last few days they saw many non Manipuri speaking people in between Masjid located opposite to the newly constructed Secretariat building till Mantripukhri Keithel area. He said that the said stretch was mostly cultivable land some years back but now many houses were seen constructed. He however did not said that those new construction are illegal as he have to verify it.
Another person who contacted to Imphal Times, but refuse to reveal his identity said that many big contractors have now stopped worrying about cheap labourers. A person of the area residing near the Masjid controlled all the labourers and any number when asked to him were available any time. But the labourers do not talk Meiteilon and they look like Bengali.
The recent rise of population seems to be impact of the declaration of the NRC in Assam, he said and added that government should immediately check these suspicious person who are seen recently.
“There are even shops in the area where the shop runners don’t speak Meiteilon”, the person who called to Imphal Times said expressing suspicion that even they may have been intruded due to fear of NRC where their names are not included.
Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]
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