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JIRIBAM | Jul 28 : A mass sit-in-protest was held today at Latingkhal Bazaar which is located around 10 km from proper Jiribam.
The protest was carried out by Bengali speaking people of Latingkhal and its periphery areas against the recently passed bill by Manipur State Legislative Assembly for protection of Manipur indigenous people with the cut-off base year 1951. The protestors displayed various placards which read ‘We oppose 1951 base year bill’, ‘Manipur is in India and we are Indians’ and ‘Do not deprive our rights’ amongst others.
It may be mentioned that the Manipur State Legislative Assembly passed ‘Manipur People’s Bill-2018’ on July 23, after which various forms of agitation took place against the bill in Jiribam district. Today’s sit-in-protest which witnessed the participation of hundreds of men and women of Latingkhal areas was in continuation of the agitations.~IFP