Manipur Passes Resolution Establishing National Register of Citizens


Resolution To Implement National Register Of Citizens Adopted By Manipur

A population commission should be established, the chief minister N Biren Singh said during the discussion of the resolutions.

Two private member resolutions to establish a state population commission and implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have been unanimously approved by the Manipur Assembly.

On Friday, the final day of the state assembly’s budget session, Kh Joykishan, a JD(U) lawmaker, moved the resolutions.

He stated that between 1971 and 2001, population growth in the state’s hill regions increased by 153.3 percent, and from 2001 to 2011 it increased by 250.9 percent.

In addition, the population of the valley areas increased by about 125 percent between 2001 and 2011, according to Joykishan, who noted that between 1971 and 2001 it increased by 94.8%.

Concerning the alleged infiltration of outsiders into Manipur, the JD(U) MLA expressed his worry.

He asserted that there are prohibitions against residents of the valley districts from settling in the hills, and that the enormous population growth, particularly in the hills, could be attributed to the alleged influx of people from outside.

An international border separates Manipur from Myanmar.

As he took part in the debate over the resolutions, Chief Minister N Biren Singh stated that the creation of a population commission and the implementation of the NRC in the state would benefit the interests of all of the House members.

However, in order to identify illegal immigrants in the northeastern state, a number of civic organizations demanded an updated NRC with a fixed cut-off base year.

(The staff at Nokia News have not edited this story; it was generated automatically from a syndicated feed.)


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