Imphal: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday said that his BJP-led state government is in favour of implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) over the rising number of unchecked illegal immigrants in the state, as per reports.
The Cabinet has already adopted a resolution in support of the implementation of NRC in the state, informed Biren while interacting with media persons on the sidelines of the 4th edition of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Conclave in Guwahati in neighbouring Assam.
We need NRC in many states of the Northeast region, he added.
Taking note of a meteoric rise of illegal immigrants in Manipur resulting in a drastic change in the demographic landscape, implementing of NRC will help to provide constitutional safeguard to the indigenous populace of the state.
Moreover, as Manipur equally shares an international border with Myanmar to its east, implementation of Assam-like NRC will also help to restrain entry of illegal immigrants who subsequently become a threat to the national security, according to reports.
“The Centre’s view is very clear that no illegal immigrant will be allowed to stay anywhere in the country,” informed the chief minister.
When asked how to implement the proposal to check the unabated cross-border migration in the region, he informed that the implementation of NRC will be done through the centre.
The CM said, Assam is doing NRC under the supervision of the Supreme Court. So we are requesting the central government and it will be done by them.