Manipur Assembly adopts resolutions to set up population commission
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The Manipur Assembly on August 5 passed a resolution to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and set up a State Population Commission (SPC).
The resolutions were moved by JD(U) MLA Jaikishan on the last day of the budget session of the state assembly.
He claimed that the population in the hilly areas of the state increased by 153.3 per cent between 1971 and 2001, and rose to 250.9 per cent between 2002 and 2011.
He said that the areas of the Valley also recorded a population growth of 94.8 percent from 1971 to 2001 and about 125 percent from 2001 to 2011.
What is the National Register of Citizens (NRC)?
NRC is the register which contains the details of all Indian citizens. It was prepared after the census of 1951.
The register contained the details of all the persons enumerated during that census.
Till now in India, NRC has been implemented only in Assam, which includes the names of only those Indians who have been living in Assam before March 25, 1971.
NRC is implemented in only those states from where citizens of other countries enter India.
The NRC report tells who is an Indian citizen and who is not.
Some people migrated from Assam to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) during the partition of India-Pakistan in 1947, but their land was in Assam and people's movement from both sides continued even after partition.
Due to which the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was prepared in the year 1951.
The Indian government had announced plans to implement the NRC in the rest of the country in 2021, but it has not been implemented yet.
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