Imphal, June 17,
Youths Action Committee for Protection of Indigenous People (YACPIP) has expressed about the disharmony being prevailed in the North East region since the mid of May, 2018. In a press communiqué the Committee said that a communal hatred messages was spread out across the nation through the social medias that Bihari in the state of Manipur are being chased out by the Manipuris. On 2nd of June, 2018 yet another incident broke out in Meghalaya wherein the Dalit Sikh had been targeted by the locals under the influence of some political leaders of the state. It could be further learned that on the 9th of June, 2018, 2 youth from Assam was beaten till death in Karbianglong which created an environment of hatred among different communities inhabited in Assam.
The committee term such incident as systematically planned by the state to divert the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2016 which has been opposed by the people across the region as it talks about granting citizenship to persons belonging to minority communities namely Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, etc.
“Opposing the CAB is utmost important for the indigenous people inhabited in the region and the government of India also knows that the Indigenous people will continue to raise the voice against the CAB, therefore, we suspect that the state have adopted a plan to erupt communal clash in nook and corner of the Region”, a statement by L Gulshan, President of the Committee said.
“We fear that finalizing of the head count under the CAB, 2016 by the government of India is for their political gain or vote banks for the upcoming planning 2019 election”, the statement added.
The committee also appealed the state government not to apply the Divide and rule policy of the British in the region to dump the Illegal Migrants from the neighboring countries and warn the people of the region to understand the dynamics of game being carried by the state and not to get carried away under such influences.