Alliance to preserve indigenous communities formed

The Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance, will continue to mobilise every part of the state and raise awareness about the need for precautionary measures to control migrant and immigrant issues, convenor of the newly formed alliance, Worthington Mahung said.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 11 Dec 2021, 10:15 pm

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With an objective to safeguard and protect the identity, geo-political, social, cultural and economic interest of the Indigenous peoples of Manipur, a new alliance “Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance” consisting of representatives from hill and valley has been formed.

Addressing media at the Manipur Press Club on Saturday, convenor of the newly formed alliance Worthington Mahung said that a discourse was held in connection with ever increasing migrants and immigrants all over the country on December 4 at Tangkhul Avenue Community organised by Co-ordination Committee on Indigenous People. The meeting attended by many prominent scholars and public leaders resolved the formation of this alliance with a clear cut vision to implement the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) even in the state.

He said that the problem of migration and immigration exists everywhere in India. Even in the state context, the problem is heightening due to the prevalence of porous borders. Considering this, it is the need of the hour to join hands from every part of the state and take up feasible means to prevent such issues, Worthington Mahung said.

He continued that the exhaustive discourse stressed on the identification of the indigenous people of Manipur based on historicity and anthropological aspects while invoking the imperative need to safeguard and protect the total Geo-political, social, cultural and economic interest of the Indigenous peoples of Manipur.

He also informed that some of the other resolutions taken during that discourse was to submit a memorandum to the chief minister of Manipur regarding early and effective implementation of the NRC Act in the State of Manipur as soon as possible and that all political parties of Manipur will be appealed to include “Indigenous People’s Bill 2022’ in their respective party manifesto.

So far, the alliance has 16 members and they will continue to mobilise every part of the state and raise awareness about the need for precautionary measures to control migrant and immigrant issues and to scale up the number of members, he added.

IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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