Biren assures bill to protect indigenous people

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Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 22, 2018: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday said the state government would table a bill to protect indigenous people of the state in the coming Assembly session.

Biren Singh was speaking to the media about state government policies to curb influx of illegal migrants in Manipur.

Eight Rohingya including five minors were arrested yesterday from Hatta Golapati in Imphal East.

It is indeed surprise and anxious to see that how such illegal immigrants had entered inside the heart of Imphal. It clearly indicates that our own people are helping illegal immigrants to settle in the city and such act is strongly condemnable, he added.

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People of the state must be sincere, transparent and posses nationalistic feeling, he said and appealed the people to think about the state and to refrain from helping the illegal immigrants entering the state.

The chief minister informed the reporters that around 80-100 illegal immigrants were identified and out of which 36 persons have been jailed.

He informed that after the installation of the BJP led government in the state last year, the government has initiated massive drive against illegal immigrants throughout the state. He said that the government has already taken up various measures to check the influx of illegal immigrants in the state. Various gangs have been busted for issuing of fake Aadhar cards to the illegal immigrants recently, he added.

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The government would continue such operation against illegal immigrants in the state, said the chief minister.

On the Citizenship Bill, he clarified that Manipur has nothing to do with the much hyped Citizenship Bill.

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