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Manipur assembly passes Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015

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The Manipur Legislative Assembly unanimously passed the Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015. The House also unanimously passed two amendment bills, namely the Manipur Shops and Establishments (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2015. All three bills were passed by voice vote.

In addition to that, the house also passed a resolution welcoming the Peace Accord signed between the Union Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)-IM.


Recently there was a strong violent protest in the North Eastern State of Manipur over the issue of protection of indigenous people of state. The issue came into light after state assembly had passed the Manipur Regulation of Visitors, Tenant and Migrants Workers Bill, 2015 to protect the interest of outsiders in the state.

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

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