Manipur ILP issue: Educational institutions closed down
Imphal: According to reports given, the Manipur government on Monday ordered all colleges, schools from May 31 to June 2 following students organisations threatening protests on the delay in anti-migrant bills, while deciding to meet the president, the prime minister and others on the issue.
Panchayati Raj M. Okendro, while addressing at a press conference after the cabinet meeting said, "The decision was necessitated to contain the relentless movement by the protestors, mostly student and women wings of Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS)."
The three bills were passed on August 31 last year, after two months of intense agitation by JCILPS volunteers to check the rise in the number of undocumented migrants from Myanmar and Nepal, and to preserve the indigenous population of the state.
However, the three bills were vehemently opposed by sections of tribal people in the state, particularly those residing in the southern Churachandpur district.
Okendro also informed that a delegation of all political parties headed by Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh will head for New Delhi on June 3 to discuss the matter with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
It is to be noted that the Imphal Municipal Corporation election is slated for June 2.
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