Imphal: Demanding to include six points in the inner line permit system, Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) organised a sit-in at the community hall of Keishampat Leimajam Leikai, Imphal West on Tuesday.
When the sit-in was started police personnel tried to disperse the protestor saying that they cannot conduct the protest as CrPC 144 in imposed in Imphal West district.
However, the sit-in was continued. After negotiation the police personnel asked representatives of JCILPS including its convenor BK Moirangcha to meet Imphal West DC Th. Kirankumar.
The protest was staged demanding to include in the ILP guidelines that are to identify who are indigenous people; who are permanent residents; to identify those persons who are settling in the state after 1951; prohibition of selling of land to non-locals under Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation; to start immediate action after forming a population commission as per resolved by state cabinet; to take necessary action under ILP Regulation Section 20.
After hours of meeting with representatives of JCILPS and the DC, convenor of JCILPS BK Moirangcha told media that out of the six points of demands, Kirankumar assured to issue an order to take necessary action under ILP Regulation Section 20.
He said under ILP Regulation Section 20, penalty or punishment will be taken against those non-locals who do not have ILP pass or who do not have a valid ILP certificate.
During the meeting, Kirankumar told them that the order will be issued in the next few days to renew the ILP certificate within 20 to 30 days. Necessary action will be taken up if the non-locals violate the order to be issued. Police told JCILPS that the ILP verification drive is still continuing however, JCILPS will not assist the verification drive till the said order that DC Imphal West assured is issued, he added.
He said a reminder will be submitted to chief ministerJCILPS to fulfil the remaining demands.
Similar sit-in will be continued and after a week the agitation will be intensified, the convenor said.