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NIPP urges PM to look into issue of survival of natives of NE

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IMPHAL, Nov 19 - North East Indigenous Peoples� Parliament (NIPP) has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi �to look into the matter of survival and existence of the natives of the NE States of the country.�

�We have sent a memorandum to Prime Minister for the protection and safeguarding the natives of NE with reference to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 which is scheduled to be discussed in the Parliament on Saturday,� said NIPP coordinator Ningthouja Lancha while speaking to mediapersons here on Saturday.

�The proposed policy or Bill if implemented will put the NE people in a corner for their survival and existence in view of the demographic policy for transfer of population,� he claimed.

The first ever NIPP, a forum of around 30 indigenous communities of NE committed to resolving issues posing a threat to the survival of the indigenous peoples of the region, was organised in Imphal in December last year.

Stating that the influx and illegal settlement of the migrants in the NE region is the core issue behind the demographic conficts and unrests resulting in violent and non-violent mass movements, he said. This has not only endangered the demographic structure but also threaten the very survival of the native population in the region, he added.

Highlighting the accord signed in 1970 for repatriation of �refugees� from India to Bangladesh, NIPP Convenor Wangkhem Sharatchandra of working committee of NIPP in his memorandum to the Prime Minister alleged that the �refugees� who have crossed over to India since March 25,1971 cannot be treated as ordinary resident of India.

He also claimed that it is estimated that around 20 million illegal migrants have already settled in the NE region which approximately has around 45 million population.

The proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 if enacted shall be transforming the unintentional and unorganised trans-frontier movements of populations into an intentional, organised and legitimised demographic policy for transfer of population in the context of the NE States, he added.

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NIPP urges PM to look into issue of survival of natives of NE

IMPHAL, Nov 19 - North East Indigenous Peoples� Parliament (NIPP) has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi �to look into the matter of survival and existence of the natives of the NE States of the country.�

�We have sent a memorandum to Prime Minister for the protection and safeguarding the natives of NE with reference to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 which is scheduled to be discussed in the Parliament on Saturday,� said NIPP coordinator Ningthouja Lancha while speaking to mediapersons here on Saturday.

�The proposed policy or Bill if implemented will put the NE people in a corner for their survival and existence in view of the demographic policy for transfer of population,� he claimed.

The first ever NIPP, a forum of around 30 indigenous communities of NE committed to resolving issues posing a threat to the survival of the indigenous peoples of the region, was organised in Imphal in December last year.

Stating that the influx and illegal settlement of the migrants in the NE region is the core issue behind the demographic conficts and unrests resulting in violent and non-violent mass movements, he said. This has not only endangered the demographic structure but also threaten the very survival of the native population in the region, he added.

Highlighting the accord signed in 1970 for repatriation of �refugees� from India to Bangladesh, NIPP Convenor Wangkhem Sharatchandra of working committee of NIPP in his memorandum to the Prime Minister alleged that the �refugees� who have crossed over to India since March 25,1971 cannot be treated as ordinary resident of India.

He also claimed that it is estimated that around 20 million illegal migrants have already settled in the NE region which approximately has around 45 million population.

The proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 if enacted shall be transforming the unintentional and unorganised trans-frontier movements of populations into an intentional, organised and legitimised demographic policy for transfer of population in the context of the NE States, he added.