Manipur CSOs firm against CAB

Correspondent IMPHAL, Dec 2 | Publish Date: 12/2/2019 12:08:31 PM IST
Manipur based CSOs and political parties were all set to convey their stand against the implementation of contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill during a scheduled talk with Union home minister Amit Shah at New Delhi on Tuesday.
Union home minister had already held discussions with CSOs, student bodies and political parties of other Northeast states on CAB.
Manipur People Against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 (MANPAC), the apex body of CSOs spearheading people’s movement against CAB had reaffirmed state people’s firm stand against the bill during a meeting with state chief minister on Sunday evening.
On Monday state chief minister N Biren Singh informed media that Union home minister Amit Shah has invited MANPAC and some political parties for a discussion on CAB at New Delhi to be held on Tuesday.
He said that Shah would meet the delegates from the state on December 3 at 10.30 pm in New Delhi. The state government had also sent necessary intimation letters to MANPAC and political parties in this connection.
Meanwhile, MANPAC leaders said that they have accepted the invitation and a nine-member delegation of the apex body will take part in the discussion.
MANPAC convener Yumnamcha Dilipkumar said that they have accepted the invitation considering the sentiment of the people of the state and to take the chance to convey the firm stand of the people of Manipur and other Northeast states against the CAB.

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