IMPHAL, July 28 - The administration in Manipur�s Jiribam district on Friday imposed prohibitory order in the region under section 144 of CrPc, in the wake of protests against a bill that seeks to �protect the identity of indigenous people� of the State, an official said.
The restrictions in the district, forbidding assembly of four or more people at one place, will continue till further orders, he said. The Manipur People�s Protection Bill 2018, passed unanimously by State Assembly on July 23, aims to grant the status of �natives� to Meitis, Pangal Muslims, scheduled tribes and others who moved to the State before 1951. The rest, categorised as �Non-Manipuris�, will have to register themselves within one month of the notification of the law. � PTI