Citizenship bill: Manipur film legend to return Padma Shri

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Citizenship bill: Manipur film legend to return Padma Shri

Feb 03, 2019 16:58 IST

Noted Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Shyam Sharma will return his Padma Shri award as a mark of protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill. The 83-year-old filmmaker, who is also known as the father of the Manipur film industry, was conferred the country’s fourth highest award in 2006. The controversial bill which seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan has triggered massive protests in the North East.

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