JCILPS gears up screening unidentified non-locals

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Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 28, 2018: In the move to check presence of non-locals without improper identification proof in Manipur, Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) detected 56 such non-locals residing at Thangmeiband Assembly Constituency in Imphal.

Convenor of JCILPS, student’s wing, Manjit Sarangthem said the non-locals without proper identification proof like Aadhar, residential certificates or voter identity cards were found on Sunday during a joint drive conducted by JCILPS and Thangmeiband United Youth Club (TUYC).

He said out of 186 tenants residing in rented house of Thangmeiband Khomdram Selungba Leikai and Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Lekai, 56 non-local tenants were found staying without proper identification proof.

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Manjit also said above this two other non-locals were found changing their surname of their local wives who belong to Thangmeiband. The two non-locals were identified as Wahengbam Asish Das and Thingbaijam James.

“We take this seriously and condemn the non-locals’ attempt to mix themselves within the indigenous identity” said student leader.

He appealed the state authority to reject the illegal migrants from the voter lists of the state which could affect the indigenous identity of the state, he appealed.

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In few decades the identity of the original settlers of Manipur would be extinct if the state fails to take necessary actions in connection with the immigration issue, he said.

General secretary of TUYC, M. Thomas said the landlords should be aware if the tenants possess proper identification proof when they ask for rooms.

At the same time the state police are also taking up steps to bar entry of illegal immigrants in the state by activating screening of immigrants at the border gates of Manipur.

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Chief minister N. Biren Singh had recently instructed the state police department to check presence of illegal immigrants in the state and bar them from entering the state.

He had also urged landlords to properly check the identity of non-local tenants before giving them rental rooms.

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