The Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) and the United Naga Council (UNC) on Tuesday commended the members of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly for unanimously adopting resolution to enforce National Register of Citizens (NRC) and set up a state population commission.
The two bodies in a joint press release signed by COCOMI coordinator L Ratankumar and UNC Secretary S Milan, said that a joint meeting was convened at HERICOUN office at Konung Mamang to discuss the resolution adopted by the assembly.
Saying that COCOMI and UNC welcomed the move, it urged the government to take all the necessary steps to implement NRC and set up population commission without further delay.
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It further appealed to the government to institute the population commission at the earliest since the state has the power to do so.
It also urged the government to pursue the centre for implementation of NRC as quickly as possible and that the bodies are ready to extend support and cooperation to meet the demand.
The bodies had earlier raised concern over the demographic imbalance caused by influx of illegal immigrants in the state.
COCOMI and UNC had also submitted memorandum to the Chief Minister on June 4 this year to initiate necessary steps for checking influx of illegal immigrants in Manipur.
They also submitted the same memorandum copy to the Prime Minister as well as Union Home Minister on June 10 seeking immediate steps to protect the interests of the indigenous communities.