JCILPS demands inclusion of ‘6 points’ in ILP regulation, holds sit-in protest
Imphal West DC Th Kirankumar assures to issue an order concerning the demand to take necessary action under ILP regulation section 20.
Updated on 15 Dec 2021, 11:36 am
The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) organised a sit-in-protest, demanding that its ‘6 points’ should be included in the inner line permit system, at the community hall of Keishampat Leimajam Leikai, Imphal West on Tuesday.
As they started the sit-in protest, police personnel tried to disperse them while reminding them that they cannot conduct the protest as CrPC 144 had been imposed in Imphal West district; however, the protestors continued the sit-in after negotiation. The police personnel asked some of the representatives of JCILPS, including its convenor BK Moirangcha to meet DC, Imphal West Th Kirankumar.
The JCILPS had been demanding to include certain points in the ILP guidelines such as to identify who are the indigenous people; who are the permanent residents; to identify those persons who are settling in the state after 1951; prohibition of selling of land to non-locals under Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation; to start immediate action after forming a population commission as per resolution taken by state cabinet; to take necessary action under ILP regulation section 20. The protest was staged by highlighting the mentioned demands.
After hours of meeting with representatives of JCILPS and DC, Imphal West, convenor of JCILPS BK Moirangcha told the media that concerning the 6-points demand, Kirankumar gave assurance to issue an order concerning the demand to take necessary action under ILP regulation section 20.
He said under ILP regulation section 20, penalty or punishment will be taken against those non-locals who do not possess ILP pass or do not have a valid ILP certificate.
During the meeting, Kirankumar told them that the order will be issued in the next few days, and it will give directions on the renewal of ILP certificates within a period of 20 - 30 days, he said. Necessary action under ILP regulation section 20 will be taken up if the non-locals violate the order to be issued, he added.
Police told the JCILPS that the ILP verification drive is still continuing; however, JCILPS will not assist the verification drive until the said order that DC Imphal West assured has been issued, he added.
He further said the JCILPS, in order to fulfil the remaining demands, a reminder will be submitted to the chief minister this Tuesday evening. Similar sit-ins will continue for a week and intensified agitation will be followed until rest of the demands are fulfilled, he added.