The Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) and the United Naga Council (UNC) have appealed for setting up of a Manipur State Population Commission and called for deporting illegal immigrants and checking mushrooming of unrecognised villages.
The COCOMI and the UNC demanded in a joint statement issued on Friday that the members of the house adopt a resolution in the ensuing state Assembly sesssion for setting up of a Manipur State Population Commission.
The second session of the 12th AMnipur Legislative Assembly is scheduled to begin from July 25.
The two groups drew the attention of the members to adopt a resolution and send a proposal to the Union Government for taking further steps to check demographic imbalance.
They demanded that the NRC be updated with a fixed cut-off base year to identify illegal immigrants in Manipur.
The joint statement mentioned that COCOMI and UNC had submitted a memorandum to the state chief minister on June 4 to initiate steps against influx of illegal immigrants in Manipur.
A copy of the memorandum was submitted to the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister on June 10, seeking immediate steps to check the demographic imbalance, they stated.
The memorandum demanded the government to update NRC and deport illegal immigrants or to initiate alternative arrangements so as not to harm the interests of the indigenous people of the land, they stated.
The two groups also demanded the institution of a population commission to prepare for NRC updation and to make key recommendations to the government after collection of scientific information for various demographic issues.
They pointed out that the demographic imbalance brought about by the influx of illegal immigrants adversely affected the socio-political, economic and cultural aspects of the indigenous people.
They also demanded the government to check mushrooming of unrecognised villages in the state and to preclude their recognition.
Drawing attention of the members to consider enacting a law to prohibit creation of new villages in an unwarranted manner, COCOMI and UNC appealed to the house members to consider their demands and take positive steps accordingly.