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Jeetendra Ningombam takes charge as COCOMI coordinator

The new coordinator assured to complete the pending work on National Register of Indian Citizen (NRC) update and to mount pressure to open a Manipur State Population Commission (MSPC).

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 27 Dec 2022, 1:27 am

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

Jeetendra Ningombam on Monday took charge as the new coordinator of Coordinating Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI) and assured that under his coordinator, he will try to complete the pending work on National Register of Indian Citizen (NRC) update and to mount pressure to open a Manipur State Population Commission (MSPC).

He was speaking during handing over the charge of new coordinator of COCOMI held at ecotourism centre and a craft museum Shilheipung, Leimakhong Mapal, Lamlai sub-division, Imphal East on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, he said during his tenure as coordinator of the apex body, he will try to strengthen the relationship among the ethnic communities of the state. He said no outside force can interfere in state issues or in any conflict as the matter will be solved within the state.

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Jeetendra said COCOMI will not interfere with any community while they are demanding for their own rights however will not tolerate if the demand may affect the territorial integrity or boundary of Manipur. If necessary COCOMI will face the issue under Indian Constitution in order to protect the territorial integrity and boundary of Manipur, he added.

COCOMI will be continuing necessary works that have been demanded with United Naga Council (UNC) and Kuki Inpi Manipur, he added.

Earlier COCOMI and UNC had appealed for setting up of a Manipur State Population Commission and called for deporting illegal migrants and checking mushrooming of unrecognized villages.

The two groups also demanded a resolution by the Manipur State Legislative Assembly and sent a proposal to the Union Government for taking further steps to check demographic imbalance. They further demanded that the NRC be updated with a fixed cut-off base year to identify illegal immigrants in Manipur.

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The Manipur state cabinet, during its meeting held in June, had resolved to adopt 1961 as the base year for determining the ‘native’ status for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Manipur.

Meanwhile, the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) had strongly opposed the 1961 base year for implementation of ILP adopted by the state cabinet. JCILPS had condemned the base year adopted by the state cabinet as 1961 against their demand to be base year as 1951.

For the year 2023, president of LIPUL, Th Somorendro has been given the charge of in-charge media for COCOMI and president of UCM, Joychandra Konthoujam as in-charge finance.

 

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