The Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) which came into effect from January 1 in the state has been received favourably in the state but it is causing a lot of problems in Jiribam, according to the Meetei Convention, Jiribam.
The general secretary of the convention, Yengkhom Ibomcha in a statement said that the ILPS has curtailed the activities of the Meeteis and the Meetei Pangals of Jiribam who find it hard to travel, or to celebrate certain occasions under the new promulgation.
The statement further said that 90 per cent of the people residing in Jiribam are originally from Cachar and other places. It is quite apparent that people from outside Jiribam have to travel frequently to the district to their relatives’ places and the ILPS was a constant irritant for those who do not have or bring their documents.
As such the Meetei Convention has been asking time and again for the relaxing of the permit system for the convenience of the residents and their relatives, the statement said.
A relaxation in the ILPS would make travel convenient for all and it would also promote brotherhood, trust and communal peace in the region, it said while also requesting the residents not to sell property to outsiders as a way to stop an influx of foreigners into Jiribam. The statement also informed that for quite some time now people have been doing just that.
From Our Correspondent | JIRIBAM