Meghalaya awaits Centre’s nod on ILP: HYC to go for a massive protest.

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As the demand for implementation of Inner Line Permit in the state is growing louder, delay by the centre to give its nod has irked the anti influx groups in the state.

The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has decided to go for a massive protest against the delay to implement the inner line permit (ILP) and the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the central executive council (CEC) held in the city recently.

“2021 will be a year which we are bound to go for a massive protest to pressurize the Centre and state governments for immediate implementation of the ILP and for the Governor to give his assent to the MRSSAB, 2020,” HYC president Robertjune Kharjahrin said in a statement issued on Friday.

Stating that the protest would also be to oppose implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the state, Kharjahrin said that the HYC would also continue to work together with the other NGOs under the banner of the Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organizations (CoMSO) to ensure that ILP and MRSSAB, 2020 are implemented in the state.

Meanwhile, the HYC has also decided to aggressively pursue with the state government for resolving the long pending boundary dispute with Assam, relocation of the Sweeper’s colony from Them Iew Mawlong and inclusion of Khasi language in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India.

According to Kharjahrin, the HYC would also keep a close watch that the amendment of the Sixth Schedule should not affect the interest and welfare of the indigenous people in the state.