Manipur is all set to burn regarding the issue of Inner Line Permit (ILP) again. Demanding protection of indigenous people’s rights, Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has banned entry of non-locals in Manipur from September 23.
The JCILPS boycott
JCILPS convenor B K Moirangcha said, ‘Entry of non-locals in the state will be banned from September 23. National leaders visits to the state is also boycotted. The committee’s decision, however, is not against India or non-locals but to make the state government realise the need to protect the rights of indigenous people in the state.’
JCIPLS has urged all political parties to take a definite stand on the Inner Line Permit System and publicise it in their manifesto. ‘JCILPS’s boycott on non-locals does not apply to non-local government servants in the state’ Moirangcha said.
The committee also declared to ban street vendors without valid license from Friday. Warning of strong protests, Moirangcha said if the government failed to take necessary actions within seven days, the committee will impose strong agitations in the form of office picketing and storming MLAs residents.