CM states stand on CAB
IMPHAL, 16th Jan: Chief minister N Biren has declared that the government of Manipur will oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (CAB), which was passed in the Lok Sabha recently, unless a clause to protect the indigenous people and exempt the state from purview of the Bill is not incorporated.
The chief minister declared state government’s stand on CAB while responding to a query on the sidelines of a function at Chandel district headquarters Wednesday.
The chief minister also made it clear to media persons that state government submitted a two-point memorandum when a council of ministers under his leadership met Central leaders few days back. In the memorandum, state government demanded inclusion of a clause in a CAB for protection of indigenous people of the North East including Manipur and giving assent to Manipur People Bill, 2018, Biren said, adding that CAB is yet to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha though passed by the Lok Sabha.
According to N Biren, state government still stands against the CAB and will continue to do till adding of a clause for ensuring protection of indigenous people and exempt Manipur from its purview.