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Agitation intensifies in Manipur

By The Assam Tribune

IMPHAL, May 31 - As Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh prepares to lead a delegation to New Delhi to muster support for three anti-migrant Bills passed by the Assembly, those opposed to the proposed laws said they will intensify their agitation.

There will be sit-in protests and prayers in churches on June 9 and a 12-hour shutdown in the tribal-dominated areas on June 26 to mark the 300th day of the agitation, said tribal organisations. The organisations are appealing to all tribals in Manipur to fly black flags on their homes as a mark of protest and continue to do so till the matter is resolved.

The Manipur Tribals� Forum has for many months been protesting in New Delhi against the three Bills.

Last week, four legislators of the Naga People�s Front met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to �act against the heartless Ibobi Singh government and reject the three anti-hill areas Bills the Congress Government passed in the Assembly on August 31 last year.�

The agitation in support of the Bills, on the other hand, has already led to the State government ordering all schools and colleges to close down for three days starting today. � IANS

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