JCILPS condemns Amra Bangali’s plea to squash ILP regulation in Manipur


Imphal: Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has strongly condemned Amra Bangali, a political party, for urging the Supreme Court to squash ILP system in Manipur.

Co-convenor of JCILPS, W. Second told reporters here on Wednesday that JCILPS strongly condemns Amra Bangali for raising a complaint at Supreme Court on January 3 demanding to squash ILP system as the Act give hindrance to the Bengali community while entering the state of Manipur.

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He said Manipur is a least populated state where the population of indigenous people are becoming vulnerable. To protect and safeguard of indigenous population of Manipur JCLIPS demands for implementation of ILP system in Manipur.

He said JCILPS will submit a memorandum to Prime Minister and home minister to defend the complaint.

The demand of JCILPS is not anti-community but it is to safeguard the indigenous people of Manipur, he added.

JCILPS have been demanding to fulfil 6-point which 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. Out of the total six demands one of the demands had been fulfilled after bringing the demands with DC, Imphal West, he said.

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However, JCLIPS failed to respond when asked about the remaining demands which are yet to be fulfilled.

JCILPS had earlier said it will start intensive agitation in order to fulfil the remaining demands in the first week of January.


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