The Manipur government plans to conduct a house-to-house survey in the state to identify illegal settlers. The Manipur State Population Commission (MSPC), which has been formed by the government, will use the cut-off year of 1961 to identify immigrants in the state.
The Chief Minister of Manipur, N Biren Singh, announced that his government is prepared to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) but it requires approval from the Central government. The introduction of the NRC in Manipur cannot be carried out by the state government alone, as it requires approval from the Central government. The state has been facing agitation demanding the implementation of the NRC.
The Chief Minister stated that while the issue of Myanmarese seeking asylum in Manipur is separate, the government will do everything to safeguard the demography, tradition, and culture of the state’s indigenous people. The protesters claim that the influx of outsiders from various regions, including Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, has had a significant impact on Manipur’s identity, culture, economy, administration, and environment.
Source: The Economic Times