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IMPHAL | DEC 6, 2019:
Convener of Manipur People Against CAB (MANPAC), Yumnamcha Dilipkumar, on Wednesday, said that the home minister Amit Shah has assured to formulate a protective mechanism so to safeguard Manipur's integrity while implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB).
Dilipkumar said that during a meeting between different political parties, students' bodies and civil organisations of Manipur, including MANPAC, in New Delhi on Tuesdat, Shah made his assurance.
The nine-member delegation of MANPAC, during the talks, pressed that the statute should not be extended in Manipur considering the uncontrollable flow of illegal migrants in the state, he said.
MANPAC spokesperson Ningthouja Lancha said Shah's promise would be discussed with the people of the state and a resolution would be adopted after that regarding the further course of action. Leaders of the state unit of Shiv Sena and CPI also said that they would organise protests across state if the bill is tabled in Parliament next week.
During a meeting in Imphal on Monday evening, chief minster N Biren Singh informed a team of MANPAC that the state
government has been pressing the Centre either to exempt Manipur from the purview of the CAB or insert a special clause in the bill so that the people are not affected by it.