IPSA opposes Centre’s plan for delimitation in Manipur, Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh

The International Peace and Social Advancement stated that there are errors in the 2011 census report, hence there is no point of carrying out delimitation based on a wrong census report.

The International Peace and Social Advancement (IPSA) has opposed the Centre’s plan to carry out delimitation in Manipur, Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh based on 2011 census report.

IPSA demanded that the delimitation if conducted should be based on 2021 after conducting a census report using satellite mapping and Aadhaar link so that there are no objections from people in the hill districts and the valley.

IPSA also cautioned that if the Centre failed to consider the appeal and voice of the people, it will be an invitation for unrest in the state.

A release issued by secretary, IPSA, Tombisana stated that there are flaws/ errors in the 2011 census report and it was not conducted as it should have been by counting the number of people in a family. As such, there is no point of carrying out delimitation based on a wrong census report.

IPSA is aware that 2001 and 2011 census reports of many sub divisions under Senapati district, Saitu Gamphazol, Chakpi Karong, Machi, Chandel headquarter, Kasom Khullen and Moreh were wrong and there was no proper ground report.

Stating the former Congress government has declared that there will be no delimitation till 2026, the release questioned why the Centre is rushing for delimitation based on wrong census reports amid the present COVID-19 crisis situation in the country.

The Law and Justice (Legislative department) Ministry on February 28 had released a delimitation order for Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.

First Published:June 2, 2020, 11:04 a.m.