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Citizenship Bill: Manipur film-maker returns Padma Shri in protest

The protest against this Bill has been staged by the locals across the region since the Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on January 8. The locals fears that if the provisions of this Bill are implemented then the “outsiders” may overwhelm the locals in the region.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 3 Feb 2019 11:45 AM GMT

Citizenship Bill: Manipur film-maker returns Padma Shri in protest
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New Delhi: Veteran Filmmaker Aribam Shyam Sharma, on Sunday, returned his Padma Shri award in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

The 83-year-old filmmaker and music composer, like others in the north-east region, wants this Bill to be scrap down by the government, as it grants citizenship to six non-Muslim minority groups from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

The protest against this Bill has been staged by the locals across the region since the Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on January 8.

The locals fears that if the provisions of this Bill are implemented then the “outsiders” may overwhelm the locals in the region.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

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