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Manipur observes ‘Realisation Day’
Correspondent IMPHAL, Apr 17:
Published on 17 Apr. 2011 10:14 PM IST
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Hundreds of people, mostly students on Sunday paid rich tributes to the two students, Lukhoi and Premananda, who were killed in police action way back in 1980.
Several others were injured in the students uprising, related with foreigner issues, on 16 and 17 April 1980. The All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) observed the day as 31st ‘Realisation Day’ to commemorate the event.
The event was marked by offering floral wreaths at the memorial site at Pishum Chingaching, Imphal. Students from different institutions from Imphal, Bishnupur, Thoubal and other parts of the state converged at the memorial site and offered floral tributes to the photographs of the two departed souls.
Later at the public meeting at Hao Ground, Pishum near the memorial site many have expressed concerned about the threats posing to the indigenous people of the region by the unchecked increasing influx of non-locals to the socioeconomic, culture and socio-political system of the state.
Leaders of the student bodies and intellectual stressed on the need of finding a policy that would deal with the checking of illegal intrusion of outsiders in the state.
They also warned of increasingly alarming situation arising out of the incessant flow of outsiders into Manipur.
At the concluding part of the meeting AMSU re-affirmed its commitment to fight against influx of illegal immigration in the state and pledged to support re-introduction of inner line permit in the state.
Many nations and communities in the globe have been vanished in due course of time and many are facing extinction in the hands of the larger nations and communities. Manipur is also among the nations facing the same faith due to unchecked influx of foreigners.
The number of foreigners in the state was increasing like flood water and now the stage to reduce the indigenous people into minority has come, AMSU said referring to the Census 2001 report.
As per the Census 2001 report, out of the total population of the state, 30% are non-locals and there is apprehension of increasing the percentage to 33% to 35% in the Census report 2011.
As per the provisional census report 2011, the total heads of the state is 27,21,756 which shows an increase of 4,27,860 heads in the last 10 year, and Manipur is yet to announce the number of non-locals.
Non-declaration of the population figure of non-locals was an unfortunate thing, AMSU lamented. However, it added that as per the electorate roll published in 2009, the total number of non-locals included in the voter list was around 3,66,033. And out of this, around5000 non-locals were in the voter list in respect of Thangmeiband Assembly covering the heart of Imphal city only.

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