N Biren Singh, the Chief Minister of Manipur, recently hinted that his administration is considering taking serious steps to address the issue of illegal immigrants living in the state. The Chief Minister believes that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) should be implemented in Manipur due to escalating demonstrations by a variety of student organizations and other groups.
The Manipur natives are concerned about the growing infiltration of outsiders into the territory. The Chief Minister stated that he is encouraged by the natives’ understanding of the seriousness of the influx. He said this at a news conference on Saturday in Imphal, where he also emphasized that the Inner Line Permit System (IIP) has already been extended by the central government to the state in recognition of the possible threat that immigration’s rapid growth may pose to the local population.
According to government sources, the emphasis is currently on a verification push that will be conducted in five districts, including Chandel, Churachandpur, Tengnoupal, Kamjong, and Pherzawl, in order to find illegal immigrants. The sources have not ruled out the possibility of deporting undocumented immigrants, who are mainly from the neighboring country of Myanmar, in an NRC-style operation.
Mr. Singh believes that there needs to be a system in place to prevent illegal immigrants from crossing foreign borders. He stated that the Manipur government is committed to ensuring that only genuine citizens are allowed to reside in the state. The Chief Minister’s comments come at a time when there is growing concern among the local population about the rising number of illegal immigrants.
In conclusion, the Manipur government is taking steps to address the issue of illegal immigration, and the Chief Minister’s recent comments suggest that the government is committed to ensuring that only genuine citizens are allowed to reside in the state. The implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the extension of the Inner Line Permit System (IIP) are important steps towards this goal. However, it remains to be seen how the verification push will be carried out and whether or not undocumented immigrants will be deported.