Okram Ibobi Singh said the gazette notification published on December 31 had failed to clearly define who are “Indigenous” and “Permanent residents”.
The special camp started at 10 am and was to conclude at 3 pm. However, it was extended till six in the evening following the large turnout of people.
Dwelling into the reasons for depletion of forest cover, the Minister pointed out that in the Hill districts the state has mainly “unclassed forest” which is under the control of the communities.
Manipur was selected for the prestigious award as the best-performing state in Overall Food-grain Production Category-III (production less than 1 million tone) for the year 2017-18. The award carried a trophy, a citation and an amount of Rs. 5 crore.
As many as six counters have been opened and operational at Mao, Jiribam, Jessami, Moreh, Behiang and Singjowl.
Dwelling on his government’s top priorities in the coming years, N. Biren Singh said top priority will be given to improve tourism followed by horticulture and agriculture.
The rally which was a part of the party’s nationwide Jana Jagran, a pro-CAA campaign, was held amid strong criticism from opposition parties and civil society organizations.
Briefing media persons after the cabinet meeting, Singh said today’s discussion largely focused on how to address the “common issue” at hand rather than going into the technical details of the regulation (ILP).
He said the claim that CAA violates Article 14 is nothing but a bogus claim made by leftist groups trying to incite unrest in the country.
He urged the womenfolk of the state to take on a proactive role in fighting the menace.
Four left-wing parties which include CPI, CPI (M), RSP and AIFB imposed a 12-hour general strike opposing the CAA despite the warning issued by Manipur Police that imposing bandh and blockade is unconstitutional citing a Supreme Court order.
Debabrata said the party condemns any form of violence, whether by anti-CAA protestors or by security forces against the protestors.
On Friday, eight of the total militant cadres were held, including a key member of the group — Irom Thaja alias Lata Devi, said Deputy Inspector General of Police Themthing Ngashangva.
The resolution which was adopted on July 23, 2018 seeks amendment of Article 3 of the Indian Constitution of India by incorporating that prior consent of the state legislatures of the affected states shall be mandatory while forming a new state or changing names of existing states.
Singh said a state-level monitoring committee would be formed on NRC, which would also spread awareness among the public on the process and benefits of the Register.
The state government has selected around eight entry points where the permit would be issued, including Moreh, Mao, Jiribam and Bir Tikendrajit International Airport.
United Naga Council president S Khojohn appealed to people to not succumb to any provocation, as the peace talks 'are at an advanced stage.'
The Manipur chief minister asserted that most of the people who are agitating against the amended Citizenship Act may not have proper knowledge about it.
Singh’s remark came in response to a tweet by BJP general secretary Ram Madhav who said that “Majority-minority is integral to our Constitution”.
Clay Khongsai, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Zone-I, said the proposed 12-hour strike is going to give a lot of inconveniences to the people of the state, particularly to the students who are staying outside.
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