Manipur People Against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (MANPAC) and six student bodies spearheading various forms of agitations against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill have intensified their forms of agitations from Monday.
While calling for continuation of the ongoing ‘on road mass agitation’, they called for ‘black flag mass protest’ from February 11 and ‘motor less on road mass agitation with black flag’ on February 12, according to reports.
the agitating bodies have appealed to the people to hoist black flags in their respective houses from Monday.
On February 12, students will surrender their Hindi text books to the Governor and the chief minister of the State, under the aegis of six student bodies – AMSU, MSF, DESAM, KSA, SUK and AIMS, reports added.
AMSU president Manjit Sarangthem on behalf of the six students’ organizations announced that the student bodies have decided to surrender the Hindi text books to the state Governor and the Chief Minister as part of its ongoing campaign against the Bill and showing solidarity to MANPAC’s announcement boycotting Hindi language in the state.
Interacting with media in Imphal on Sunday, MANPAC and the six student bodies further announced social boycott of state forest and environment minister Th Shyamkumar Singh who alleged that the agitations against citizenship bill was instigated by Congress.
Earlier, on Saturday, the Minister, while addressing a public function at Kakching district, stated that the series of protests against the controversial bill in the State was instigated by the Congress.
Strongly reacting to the statement of the Minister, MANPAC and six student bodies alleged that it was nothing but an attempt to mislead the people’s movement.
The convener also said that it is a strong apprehension of the MANPAC that the Bill will be tabled in the house of the Rajya Sabha during its ongoing sitting, on or before February 13.
The students’ bodies alleged that the Central Government has been attempting to eliminate the indigenous people of the Northeast with various policies bearing hidden agendas.