Expedite NRC based on 1951 COCOMI, UNC urges Governor

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Expedite NRC based on 1951 COCOMI, UNC urges Governor

Imphal: Representatives from the Coordinating Committee for Manipur Integrity (COCOMI), Manipur, and United Naga Council (UNC), Manipur urged the Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey to expedite for implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) based on 1951.

The COCOMI and UNC are the apex bodies of the voluntary organizations of the Meiteis and Nagas in the state.

The COCOMI and UNC representatives called on Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan Tuesday in Imphal.

The delegation was led by Thokchom Somorendro, Coordinator, COCOMI and NG. Lorho, President, UNC, and other members submitted a memorandum advocating for the expedited implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) basing 1951 as a base year in the state of Manipur.

Aims to curb the influx of illegal immigrants and address the resulting demographic imbalance, which poses serious uncertainties and political insecurities to the native population of the state.

The team urged the Governor that NRC should be implemented at the earliest so that scientific methods of identification may be applied to detect illegal immigrants and ensure that no further infiltration occurs in the state henceforth.

Random village recognition without verification must be stopped.

They further mentioned that the abnormal increase of villages in specific districts should be examined and corrective measures must be taken up.

The Governor assured the representatives that necessary steps will be taken to ensure the NRC is implemented in the state and it is just a matter of time.

The Governor said the matter has been discussed with the President of India, Finance Minister, and Union Home Minister and the Center is aware of the situation in the state.

She also assured the delegation that all necessary action would be taken in the best interest of the people of Manipur.

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