Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 26, 2018: All Manipur Interstate Bus and Allied Transport Association has declared that outsiders without proper identification proof will not be allowed to travel into Manipur.
The decision was taken in support of Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) demand for imposition of an inner line permit law in the state.
Secretary general of the transport association, Mongjam Bimol said, “The bus service counters opened at Guwahati, Shillong and Dimapur should not give passenger tickets to non locals who do not possess proper identification proof for travelling towards Manipur. This is a measure taken up so that no passenger’s service will disturb the ILP movement in the state.”
JCILPS has been demanding to implement a law to protect the indigenous people of Manipur so as to prevent influx of immigrants in Manipur.
Volunteers of JCILP, its women wing and students wing have been sending back those non-locals, coming towards Imphal, who do not possess proper identity cards when checked along National Highway 2.
Bimol said if any non-local group forcibly get into buses, the drivers should inform the transport association so that it can take the help of police.
He expressed his gratitude to the state government for its action of preventing illegal immigrants at the border gates in Manipur.
Manipur police on May 24 sent back 45 illegal immigrants; 38 at Mao gate along National Highway 2 and seven at Jiribam along the National highway 37.
Chief minister N. Biren Singh issued a strong directive to police not to allow entry of illegal immigrants into the state. He assured to table a bill to protect the indigenous people of Manipur in the next Assembly session.
He had also appealed the landlords to properly check the identity of non-locals before renting rooms to them. The chief minister issued the directive following a series of arrest of illegal immigrants including Rohingiya in Manipur
If any illegal immigrants are detected under the jurisdiction of certain police station, then all the officers concerned of the police station will face stringent action for giving passage to illegal immigrants, Biren cautioned.
JCILPS hails the state government for taking note of the voice of the people and taking up appropriate measures to stop influx of illegal immigrants.