IMPHAL, May 31 NNN:Elaborate security has been beefed up in Manipur after the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) taking up radical movement barring non-locals from coming to Manipur from June 1. Manipur Home minister Gaikhangam told reporters this evening that security measures have been tightened and all the police stations in the state have been alerted so as to thwart any activity that may invite problem. The Home minister then appeals the JCILPS not to take law into their hands.
“Let us go together to Delhi and press the Centre for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit system in Manipur,” said the Manipur Home minister.
He then said the state government had already taken a Cabinet decision in this regard and had put before the Centre urging it to implement the ILP system in Manipur.
Meanwhile, the students’ wing of JCILPS appealed the non-locals (people from mainland India) not to enter Manipur during its agitation.
“We will fully endorse the JCILPS movement,” said the student wing leader Angamba Meitei. From June 1 no non-locals will be allowed to enter Manipur either by surface transport or by air and this agitation will continue for 5 days. From June 6 till June 10 movements of non-locals in streets and neighbourhood in Manipur will be restricted.
Non-locals here means the people from mainland India.
With the dateline of the ultimatum given to Manipur Government to clear its stance on introduction of Inner Line Permit system in the state is ending, Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has on Thursday decided to go ahead with its earlier decision to forbid visiting of non-locals to the state from June 1-5 and disallow outsiders to enter into the lanes and neighbourhoods within Manipur from June 6-10.
Representatives of Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System met the Chief Minister, the Chief Secretary and other Cabinet ministers on May 20 during which it had discussed seriously about the ultimatum served to the Government regarding its stance on implementation of ILP system in the state, the committee’s convenor Sapamcha Jadumani told reporters here.
He said that during the meeting the Government side called for withdrawal of the committee’s decision to ban coming of non-Manipuris to the state.
Jadumani lashed out at the Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh for allegedly being double standard and accused the Ibobi led Congress Government of ignoring the resolution of the state assembly with regard to introduction of the ILP system under Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations, 1873.
“Ibobi says he wants to implement ILP system in Manipur and at the same time he says the system will be demanded by other states and India may breakup if it is introduced in the state. This clearly indicates his Government is not willing to introduce the system in Manipur,” he said.
He alleged that the Chief Minister wants Manipur to be died out in order to save India and his remarks on ILP introduction shows that he is an anti-Manipuri. The design to convert Manipur a ‘hybrid state’ is never right and the integrity of the nation can only be protected only when there is ILP system, Jadumani affirmed.
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