JCILPS warns National Highway drivers against illegal transport of 'non-Manipuris'
The JCILPS decided to hold talks with vehicles transport association of NH to bring solutions.
Updated on 2 Dec 2021, 5:42 am
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Continuing its campaign to identify non-Manipuris who do not possess valid ILP cards, Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) along with local clubs conducted verification drives of tenants in rented quarters on Wednesday at Khuyathong area.
The JCILPS also warned national highway drivers against illegal transportation of non-Manipuris and decided to sit together with vehicles transport association of NH to bring solutions.
The committee also cautioned landlords to make sure their non-Manipuri tenants have valid ILPS pass within December 5, failing which they shall face action. Further, the JCILPS along with Khuyathong Local Clubs called out non-Manipuris and verified them.
In all, 100 non-Manipuris were verified of which 30 did not possess ILPS pass and some of them with expired ones. They were handed over to police for further necessary actions.
JCILPS convenor BK Moirangcha said that the presence of such a large number of non-locals despite enactment of the ILP legislation definitely leaves room for suspicion that authorities concerned are not enthusiastic to enforce the regulatory system seriously. The committee has been conducting a drive since November 17, he said.
He said that some passengers of National Highways via Jiribam, Dimapur and Mao informed the JCILPS that the drivers and security in the entry gate are united who allow easy entry. Drivers hide the non-Manipuris and are not made to get down and prove their identity at the entry gate, Moirangcha said adding that the JCILPS will sit together with the NH vehicle association.
JCILPS has always appealed the state government to take strong precautionary measures at the entry gate and even now, the appeal is the same, the convenor of the committee said. The JCILPS is not taking law in its hands but the drivers are to support the state government in enforcing the ILP in the state, Moirangcha said.
Inner Line Permit System was introduced in Manipur on December 11, 2019 under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation 1873 after years of intense agitation.