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Manipur outfits warn migrants to leave by Dec 31
Sobhapati Samom
 IMPHAL, Sept 7 – Expressing serious concern over the continued influx of migrants in Manipur, the Coordination Committee of the seven Manipur based militant groups have asked the migrants to leave the State for bringing a solution to the migrants’ problem in the region.

If the native people have engaged the outsiders for work or business, they should be advised to leave the State by December 31, 2012, the Committee of the seven outfits (CorCom) comprising – Kangleipak Communist Party, Kanglei Yaol Kanna Lup, People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak, People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (Pro), Revolutionary People’s Front, United National Liberation Front and United People’s Party of Kangleipak said in a statement here.

It also asked all concerned not to issue No Objection Certificate, Birth Certificate, EPIC, Insurance related documents or any kind of identity card while drivers and transporters have been warned not to bring in outsiders to the State.

It said USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Singapore, Japan to mention a few are presently facing problems of illegal migrants and some of these countries have made certain rules and regulations to check illegal migrants while some have banned entry of migrants.

Likewise, Northeastern region has started to face serious threats from uncontrolled inflow of illegal migrants, says the CorCom. The indigenous Tripuris in the present Tripura are today living like minorities in their own land, it said. In Assam, indigenous population is also facing a serious threat as migrants constitute 46 per cent of the population.

The situation is no different in neighbouring Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya, it further added. Stating that illegal migrants and outsider population has reached alarming proportions, the CorCom said the Government of India is hiding the population figure of outsiders from the Census Report 2011.

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