AMUCO vows support to ILPS movement

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IMPHAL, July 29: Asserting that the ongoing mass movement for enactment of a new bill in interest of the indigenous people of the State is nearing its goal, the All Manipur United Clubs Organization (AMUCO) has accused the government of not showing keen interest in safeguarding the indigenous people.

According to a statement signed by its secretary Information & Publicity, the government decided to pass a new bill acceptable to the people within the ambit of the Constitution of India only after witnessing public outcry and death of Sapam Robinhood who was killed in police action while taking part in a protest demonstration.

The Congress government in the State is taking lightly the public demand for implementation of Inner Line Permit System or any similar law to serve the purpose, it said.

Time has come for the people to identity those who are trying to create rift amongst the ILPS protestors by adopting certain ways, it stated.

Pledging that the committee in unison with clubs and organizations will face those who are trying to suppress the mass movement whether they are MLAs or ministers, the statement appealed to the people to continue supporting steps taken up by JCILPS and JAC formed in connection to the death of Sapam Robinhood due to police action for the sake of the indigenous people.

The government could have passed an effective bill in the interest of the indigenous people earlier, but instead waited for the people to revolt first, it said.

The five-Member Drafting Committee constituted by the government to draft a new bill is just an eye wash as the committee was formed only to appease the enraged protestors, it said.

The AMUCO in its statement asked the members of the Drafting Committee to step back if they are not going to draft the proposed bill within the set deadline.

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