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Manipur Legislative Assembly passes ‘Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015’

Aug 31, 2015 17:00 IST

Manipur Legislative AssemblyManipur Legislative Assembly on 31 August 2015 unanimously passed the Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015. The House also unanimously passed two amendment bills, namely the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Manipur Shops and Establishments (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015.

The three Bills were introduced in the House on 28 August 2015 to protect indigenous people.

The Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015 was moved in the Assembly for consideration and passage by State Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, while the two other bills were moved by Revenue Minister Thoudam Debendra and Labour Minister Irengbam Hemochandra respectively.

Apart from this, the house also passed a resolution welcoming the Peace Accord signed between the Union Government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)-IM. The resolution was moved by Chief Minister Ibobi Singh.

While moving the resolution the Chief Minister said, Manipur is a mini India and the fresh initiative of the Union Government and the NSCN (IM) to bring peace in the north eastern India is welcomed by all.

He further said that the state government requested the Union Government about the details of the Accord to remove the apprehension of the people of the state to which the Centre has replied that it is only a framework.

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