The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has strongly opposed the 1961 base year for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) adopted by the state cabinet, stating that it is against the base year given by the committee.
There is still an influx of illegal immigrants into the state despite the implementation of the ILP system in the state due to lack of proper monitoring and in such a situation, the state government cabinet resolving to adopt 1961 as the base year for determining “native” status in the implementation of ILPS is unacceptable, JCILPS convenor Phulindro Konsam said on Thursday.
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Addressing the press at JCILPS office located at Keishampat Sega road, Imphal, Phulindro Konsam rejected the state cabinet resolution to adopt 1961 as the base year and suggested conducting a people's convention as soon as possible to discuss more about the actual base year.
“The state government's decision of adopting 1961 as a base year is totally against people's agreement, so a people's convention will be held soon,” he said,
Phulindro said that different agitations and protests were conducted to stop illegal influx into the state and some died in adopting ILP in the state. JCILPS gave the base year of 1951 but the state government adopted 1961 and that is highly condemnable, Phulindro said.
Following the people’s convention resolution, a pressure will be put on the government, he said. In the year 1950, as the pass permit system of illegal immigrants was removed by chief commissioner Himad Singh, there was an increase of illegal immigrants in the state. From 1950 to 1961 more than 10 lakh illegal immigrants stormed in the state, Phulindro said.
India’s constituency was implemented in the state on January 28, 1950 and hence, the JCILPS considered the base year as 1951 as the NRC was also implemented in 1951 and according to census report the base year is 1951, he claimed.
The rights which are demanded by the people of the state have been totally ignored by the state government. And as the state government did not inform JCILPS before taking the decision on the base year, we condemn the decision, Phulindro said.
“Implementation of ILP is not effective in the state due to lack of monitoring”, Phulindro said and added that JCILPS is ready to mount pressure on the state government in any form after taking resolutions.