ILP issue: Anti-influx groups announces agitational programme

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Demanding the immediate implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya, the Anti-influx groups on Wednesday announced a series of the agitational programme beginning from November 27. This is done to mount pressure on the central Government.

Following the meeting of the Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organizations (CoMSO) held at the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) campus, Chairman of the confederation, Robertjune Kharjahrin said, “We demand the Centre to immediately implement the ILP in the whole of Meghalaya and for the state government to re-introduce the Meghalaya Residents, Safety and Security (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which was recently returned by the Governor.”

Asserting that the central Government has to respect the resolution passed by the State Legislative Assembly with regard to having a strong and effective law like the ILP, he said, “The delay to implement the ILP is a clear indication that there is total lack of political will on the part of the Centre and not that it needs time to examine the proposal,” he said.

They further demanded that the state government and all 60 legislators should aggressively pursue with the Centre for immediate implementation of the ILP.