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Solidarity towards Assam, Tripura protesters

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, Dec 13 - Leaders of the Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (MANPAC), which has been spearheading the stir against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Manipur, offered a candle-light service in front of western gate of the historic Kangla Fort here as part of showing solidarity to the people of Assam and Tripura who have been protesting against the controversial Bill (which has now become an Act), besides condoling the loss of lives in the agitation.

MANPAC � a conglomeration of several civil society organisations of the State � has announced that it will carry on its anti-amended citizenship Act campaign.

In a statement here today, MANPAC convener Yumnamcha Dilipkumar said that the people of Manipur would wear black badges and use black flags from December 13 to December 15 to show solidarity to the people of Assam and Tripura.

Besides, a review meeting is scheduled to be held here on tomorrow to discuss MANPAC�s next course of action post-extension of the ILP system to the State, the statement added.

On the other hand, the North East Forum Indigenous People (NEFIP), which has been vocal against the CAB, has appealed to the Centre to exempt the entire North Eastern states from the purview of the amended citizenship Act.

The entire North Eastern Region is a block where no individual State can survive without the other, and it should protected under a �comprehensive mechanism, the NEFIP said. The forum will continue to express its solidarity with the indigenous people in Tripura and Assam, it added.

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Solidarity towards Assam, Tripura protesters

IMPHAL, Dec 13 - Leaders of the Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill (MANPAC), which has been spearheading the stir against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Manipur, offered a candle-light service in front of western gate of the historic Kangla Fort here as part of showing solidarity to the people of Assam and Tripura who have been protesting against the controversial Bill (which has now become an Act), besides condoling the loss of lives in the agitation.

MANPAC � a conglomeration of several civil society organisations of the State � has announced that it will carry on its anti-amended citizenship Act campaign.

In a statement here today, MANPAC convener Yumnamcha Dilipkumar said that the people of Manipur would wear black badges and use black flags from December 13 to December 15 to show solidarity to the people of Assam and Tripura.

Besides, a review meeting is scheduled to be held here on tomorrow to discuss MANPAC�s next course of action post-extension of the ILP system to the State, the statement added.

On the other hand, the North East Forum Indigenous People (NEFIP), which has been vocal against the CAB, has appealed to the Centre to exempt the entire North Eastern states from the purview of the amended citizenship Act.

The entire North Eastern Region is a block where no individual State can survive without the other, and it should protected under a �comprehensive mechanism, the NEFIP said. The forum will continue to express its solidarity with the indigenous people in Tripura and Assam, it added.