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Call for mass protests against Citizenship Bill

Civil society groups and social activists in Manipur have given a call for a mass agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Thursday.

Yumnamcha Dilipkumar, convener of Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (MANPAC), told reporters on Wednesday that six students’ organisations in the State have extended their support to the agitation.

People in Manipur have been opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which, they claim, is against the interest of the indigenous people of the region. The repeated assurances given to the people of the Northeast by Central leaders have failed to comfort them. There is also disappointment over the President not yet giving assent to the Manipur People’s Protection Bill, 2018.

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