A large number of students of Manipur University (MU) on Wednesday took out a rally from the university campus to MU main gate, demanding the initiation of National Register of Citizen (NRC) updation in Manipur to protect the indigenous population from influx of foreign immigrants.
Students shouted slogans demanding the authorities concerned to enact Manipur State Population Commission, evict foreigners from the state among others.
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Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the protest, MUSU general secretary Oinam Amarjit expressed discontentment over state authorities allegedly remaining silent to the NRC demand of the Manipuri people.
He stated that MUSU along with students of MU will continue extending their support for NRC demand in the state. He further cautioned authorities concerned that a series of intense agitations will follow if the demand is not met at the earliest.
Manipur University Students Union (MUSU) president Thokchom Sonamani said that the influx of foreign immigrants in Manipur is tipping the population scale towards making the indigenes becoming a minority. He alleged that such influx is one of the reasons for mushrooming poppy cultivation and large-scale deforestation in the state.
He urged authorities concerned to enact a state population commission to initiate works for NRC updation in Manipur.