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).

Important facts

  • 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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