ILP system in Manipur not serving its purpose: JCILPS

"Influx of Non-Manipuris in the state increased manifolds even after the introduction of the ILP system. Non-Manipuris entering the state through Mao Gate, Jiribam gate and other entry points were not regulated properly. This is the main reason for the increasing influx," the JCILPS convener, BK Moirangcha alleged.

Imphal: “Inner Line Permit (ILP) system is not serving its purpose owing to lack of commitment of the Manipur government,” Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) alleged on Sunday.

The allegation came when most of the “non-Manipuris” staying at rented houses in Imphal area are found to have possessed no ILP passes during JCILPS’s ongoing drive.

In continuation of the drive to check non-Manipuris possessing the ILP pass, JCILPS today verified “non-Manipuris” staying at the rented houses at Kakhulong area of Paona Bazar.

During the verification, the JCILPS said it detected more than 60 “non-Manipuris” who possessed no ILP or invalid passes.

Talking to reporters, JCILPS convenor BK Moirangcha said that all of them have been handed over to police for necessary legal action.

He alleged that even as the Manipur government had framed laws to deal with ILP violators, the same was not implemented properly.

There were no reports of taking up legal action against the violators, he said, while saying that hundreds of “non-Manipuris” who stayed in the state without ILP pass have been handed over to the police during the drive conducted since the middle week of November.

“As the state government is yet to implement the assurances given to the JCILPS and to the people for an effective implementation of the regulation, no steps have so far been taken up,” he further alleged.

“Influx of Non-Manipuris in the state increased manifolds even after the introduction of the ILP system,” the JCILPS convener also alleged.

Moirangcha further alleged that “non-Manipuris” entering the state through Mao Gate, Jiribam gate and other entry points were not regulated properly. “This is the main reason for the increasing influx,” he added.

He also said that it has been two years since the ILP was enforced in the state but the effectiveness of the system cannot be properly assessed so far.

The issue of influx remains grim according to reports gathered from ongoing drives conducted by JCILPS, he added.

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