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Citizenship Bill lapsing in Rajya Sabha is victory of the people: Manipur CM


The lapsing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 as it was not cleared by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday "is a victory of the people".

This was stated by who has been camping in along with representatives of nine political parties to urge Central leaders not to pass the contentious He added that now the government and the people should pay attention to the developmental works.

Though some northeastern states have been agitating against the Bill, the most strident protests were seen in To maintain law and order, the government had clamped indefinite curfew in Imphal east and Imphal west districts on Monday night.

However, it had little impact as thousands of men and women gathered to take out torchlight processions and a naked protest was also staged by eight youth.

On Tuesday night, at least 17 persons were injured when police fired tear and mock bombs to disperse the protesters here.

Biren said that the was allowed to lapse as the Prime Minister, and knew the sentiments of the people.

He also tendered an apology to the people for imposing the curfew to maintain law and order and protect precious lives. He said that the government had instructed the authorities to lift the curfew and restore soon after the lapsed in the Rajya Sabha.

Congressmen led by have been staging protests in against the attempt to pass the controversial Bill.

The temporary office of the BJP near the University campus here was the target of the people on Tuesday night. On instructions from the government, it was transformed on Wednesday into a fort with barbed wire fencing to ward off protesters.

Security in the houses of BJP leaders and functionaries was tightened.

Officials said that soon after the lifting of curfew, women vendors started selling essential commodities in the city markets. Demanding withdrawal of the Bill, most of the women vendors had been sleeping in the markets, refusing to go home.



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 19:00 IST