Imphal: Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) set a week’s time deadline to the landlords who rent out houses to “non-Manipuris” possessing no Inner Line Permit (ILP) to make sure that the process to possess ILP by this category of tenants is over by December 5, 2021.
If any of the landlords is found not meeting the condition by December 5 then the Committee will ban landlords from renting their houses forever, JCILPS convener BK Moirangcha warned on Sunday.
The JCILPS leader was talking to reporters on the sidelines of the Committee’s continued verification of “non-Manipuris” for possession of ILP pass in Imphal area.
Today, members of the JCILPS conducted the verification drive at Wahengbam Leikai area of Imphal.
Most of the “non-Manipuris” who turned up in the drive were found to have no ILP pass or non-renewal of the passes despite the expiry of the passes, he claimed. They were handed over to the police for necessary legal action, Moirangcha added.
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The JCILPS convener then said that the detection of a large number of “non-Manipuris” without ILP passes showed that the regulation which was introduced in the state two years ago was not effective. He alleged that it is due to lack of sincerity on the part of the government officials dealing with the issue of the pass, particularly those discharging duties at the ILP counters.
According to Moirangcha, the JCILPS was compelled to conduct the drive owing to government’s failure to implement the regulation in a very effective manner. He said that the government should not remain silent while claiming that ILP has been in force in the state. “The government should implement the regulation so as to achieve the purpose,” he added.
At the same time, Moirangcha said that the present form of ILP in the state has not enough provisions to protect the “indigenous people”.