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AMSU stage protest against Citizenship (Amendment Bill) 2016; submits memorandum
Source: IT News

Imphal, May 21 2018: All Manipur Students' Union (AMSU) today staged a sit-in demonstration in protest against the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 .

The protest is being staged across the North Eastern States as per announcement of the North East Students' Organisation (NESO), which is a conglomerate if students' bodies from across the 7 North eastern states of India.

AMSU is a component of the NESO and have been associating at any issue which hurt the sentiment of the people of the North East region.

"The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill , 2016 is a serious threat to the indigenous people of the North Eastern States as it will allow infiltration of more illegal migrants to the region where problem of illegal migrant had already affected the people", a representative of the AMSU said while talking to media persons.



AMSU stage protest against Citizenship (Amendment Bill) 2016; submits memorandum
AMSU stage protest against Citizenship (Amendment Bill) 2016; submits memorandum


He added that granting of citizenship to illegal migrants from outside the country can never be accepted by the AMSU.

Earlier , Representatives of AMSU along with partners of NESO had met the Joint Parliamentary Committee On Citizenship (Amendment) Bill,2016 at Shillong and expressed strong opposition to the passing of the Bill.

The protest gains momentum at Assam and in Manipur too protest against illegal migrants in Manipur spearheaded by the AMSU under the slogan "Go back Foreigner" had almost burnt the state.

2 student protestors lost their live in the course of agitation.

The MASU had already signed memorandum of understanding twice with the government to flush out the illegal migrants from the state in 1990 and 1994, said a representative of the AMSU.

The AMSU also express strong apprehension about making Manipur a dumping zone for illegal migrant as the government is trying to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 while the demand for passing of Inner Line Permit System legislation still is kept pending.

At around noon representatives of the AMSU comprising of General Secretary of NESO Sinam Prakash, President of AMSU Manjit Sarangthem among others submitted a memorandum to the governor of Manipur while other volunteers of the AMSU stage protest at Keishampat Community Hall.


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