|Gurung seeks protection for Munipuri Gorkhas|
The Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015, was passed in the Assembly on Monday. Under the law, the Manipur government will issue a pass to any "non-Manipur person" while entering that state.
Debate is ongoing on whether the law should keep the cut-off year as 1951 to decide who should be treated as a resident of Manipur and who would be deemed an outsider.
Gurung cited the cut-off year and said many Gorkhas have been staying in that state for nearly 200 years and they should not face any discrimination.