No government in the state can ever fulfill people’s expectation, says Deban
The chief minister, governor or any ministers of the state can never go against the whims of Central government and thus to save the fate of Manipur solely lies in the hands of people of the state, said president of All Manipur United Clubs’ Organisation (AMUCO), Ph. Deban Sharma while protesting against the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 (CAB)
Condemning the passing of CAB, AMUCO in association with 12 other civil voluntary organisations organised staged in protest cum public meeting at community hall of Kwakeithel Akham leikai followed by mass rally today. The protestors unanimously demanded the state government to declare their clear cut stand on CAB, 2016.
Delivering his speech in meeting, Deban said that people of the state have experienced that any national political parties ruled in the state could not fulfil the aspirations of the public.
“During the Congress period, many fake encounters occurred in which many innocent lives were lost whereas the unforgettable incident of June 18, 2001 which broke out due to Bangkok Declaration happened at the time of BJP’s reign,” he recalled.
He stated it is beyond expectation even in this prevailing issue of CAB that leaders of state could do something to protect the indigenous population of the state. Therefore the role of masses is very important at this point of time to take affirmative steps against this bill for future safety, he added and appealed the people of the state to protest against the bill till the Prime Minister or home minister or any concerned authority give assurance that this bill would not affect the state and other North East region.
While explaining about CAB, he said mainland India and north eastern region have lot of differences in many aspects. To abolish that long existed differences and to convert this region like mainland by deporting non-local people is dream of Modi-led BJP government. Such dream would be fulfilled if this bill is amended.
As a result CAB will surely create demographic imbalance in the state that will resulted to extinct of indigenous people of the state, he added.
He stated that the state is still facing the problem of gradual influx of migrants from other parts of country since the abolishment of Passport or permit system by the then chief commissioner, Himmat Singh on November 18, 1950 and the removal of Bengal Frontier Act, 1873.
“What would be the condition of the state if CAB is amended,” he questioned.
The rally was blocked by state police force at Keishampat Junction Imphal. The other CVOs who participated in the rally are Poirei Leimarol Meira Paibi, COHR, AMAWOYA, AMESCO, Irabot Foundation Manipur, National Research Centre, MSF, MEPWAK, AMMDO, Pangal Students Organisation, AMMUC and MAKPAL.
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