MANPAC to continue anti-CAB stand
IMPHAL, Oct 8: Stating that it will intensify its stand and agitation against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), the Manipur Peoples Against CAB (MANPAC) has announced that as continuation of the mass protest against CAB organised on October 3, sensitization/awareness meeting on anti-CAB movement will be initiated in various parts of the State.
A statement issued by MANPAC alleged that the of Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to Mizoram on October 5, that a clause will be inserted in the CAB to ensure no impact on the ILP System in Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, is an attempt to destroy the unity of the North East people.
This is an open display of the Indian Government's divide and rule policy, it alleged, questioning the validity of the Union Home Minister's assurance as he has been rambling about one thing in Assam, another in Mizoram and will claim another in Manipur.
Pointing out the statement made by Chief Minister N Biren Singh regarding the insertion of such a protective clause, MANPAC demanded the State Government and its leaders to respect the sentiments of the people and to camp at Delhi against CAB.
It continued that it does not have any belief that the Central Government will include a clause for the protection of the Manipuri people even though it (Indian Government) claims otherwise. If the CM can camp at Delhi for 3 months for power struggle, MANPAC asked the the Government leaders to camp at Delhi for CAB and to pile pressure on the Central leaders.
If they can do so, MANPAC and the people of Manipur will wait for them to come back to Manipur with garlands, it added.
On the other hand, the special general council meeting of MANPAC was held yesterday and a permanent structure for the organisation was approved as well. It was resolved to let the convenor and the co-convenor of MANPAC continue with their respective posts while Zeliangrong Union president Amu Kamei was elected as the speaker and Akhel Aimol was elected as the deputy speaker.
An oath taking ceremony will be organised at the earliest, it added.