Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System, JCILPS which has been demanding for implementation of Inner Line permit system in the state has warned the Congress for allotting its party ticket to a non-local for contesting at Kangpokpi Assembly constituency.
Talking to the reporters, convenor in charge of the committee B.K. Moirangcha said offering ticket to a non local for contesting in the state assembly election is a direct challenge against the protection of the indigenous people.
He said JCILPS was not responding in community basis. “JCILPS is extremely serious to the allotment of party ticket for contesting state election to non-local people who had come to the state after 1951”, added Moirangcha.
He said Congress had recently offered its party ticket to Gadga Bahadur Tamang to contest election at Kakpokpi Assembly Constituency. JCILPS invited him for a talk yesterday but he failed to turn up, added Moirangcha.
As the candidate responded that he had forgotten about the talk it was rescheduled to conduct on February 11.
Manipur State Darbar of 1946, approved 64 clans of Nepali people to settle in the state, however the Tamang clan was not among the approved list, said Moirangcha.
Moirangcha said the JCILPS had tone down the agitation in view of the school children examinations, the economic blockade and also the attack by armed militants to the CM. “JCILPS will continue the struggle demanding for a legislation to protect the indigenous people of the state, he added.