K Meghachandra questioned why the base year has not been specified yet even after implementing the Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) in Manipur. The statements made by JP Nadda lack vision and do not have future prospects, he added.
A release by JCILPS has stated that the state has a habit of enlisting ineligible non-locals in the voter list, breaking the norms of Inner Line Permit system.
The Federation of Haomee stated that the native people of Manipur have not enjoyed the benefits to be given unlike the people of neighbouring northeast states.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the e-ILP platform will help in regulating the entry, exit and tracking of visitors to the state.
The Manipur governor has ordered the state government to open an ILP counter at the Jiribam Railway Station in anticipation of the reopening of Jiribam-Silchar Railway passenger line.
The JCILPS demanded that the cut-off base year for identifying non-indigenous people/outsiders/non Manipuris should be January 1, 1951.
Those without ILP were produced at the office of DC Imphal West from where renewals forms have been issued.
Chief Minister Biren Singh said the state has earned a sum of Rs 25,278,000 from the permit system
Congress leader Zanith Sangma slammed the NPP-led MDA government for committing a "blunder" by bringing amendment to the MRSSA.
Alleging that the state government was caught sleeping over the ILP issue, Congress leader Mukul Sangma said that CLP had to pull up the state government in the last Assembly session.
The former CM was reacting to the growing demand that all the 60 MLAs should go to Delhi to aggressively pursue the ILP demand with the central government.
The HYC has also decided to aggressively pursue with the state government for resolving the long pending boundary dispute with Assam.
The programme was organised by Inner Line Permit Demand Committee.
Justifying its demand, the KSU said that the state of Meghalaya is slowly becoming like Tripura and Assam where indigenous communities are being overwhelmed by migrant communities.
After the kingdom of Manipur was annexed by India on October 15, 1949, the then chief commissioner Himat Singh had abolished the Inner Line Permit System on November 18, 1950, Inner Line Permit (ILP) Observation Committee president H Ibotombi said.
Expressing disappointment on the delay to implement the ILP, the CoMSO leader said one Christmas has gone and the next is coming, yet the Centre is still undecided on the ILP, which is a long pending aspiration of the people in the state.
Despite COVID scare and ILPS implementation in Manipur, influx of non-locals from mainland India continue unabated.
"The imposition of curfew and lockdown as a measure to contain COVID-19 in the state is pointless if the state permits issuance of ILP to non-locals."
Indigenous People’s Association Kangleipak on Wednesday appealed to the Manipur government to repeal its order for resuming the issuance of Inner Line Permit (ILP) from July 21.
The state government suspended the issuance of ILP on March 18 as a measure to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 from reaching the state.
The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System has demanded the authority concerned to take necessary legitimate action and send them back to their respective states.