Jiribam police intensify anti-influx drive, dismantles illegal bridge

IMPHAL | Dec 24 : Intensifying its drive against influx of illegal migrants, Jiribam district police today dismantled one unauthorized bamboo bridge built over the river running at inter-state border. The dismantled bridge was constructed over Jiri river at Ningthembam river bank connecting Bakhal of Cachar, Assam with Manipur. The district police also dismantled five […]

IMPHAL | Dec 24 : Intensifying its drive against influx of illegal migrants, Jiribam district police today dismantled one unauthorized bamboo bridge built over the river running at inter-state border. The dismantled bridge was constructed over Jiri river at Ningthembam river bank connecting Bakhal of Cachar, Assam with Manipur. The district police also dismantled five […]

Everyone of us guilty for our parts in the menace of migrants influx: CM

One Rohingya arrested, 6 at large IMPHAL | Dec 22: Chief minister N. Biren Singh today remorsefully informed the House that the concern for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state could have been non-existent had the people including him, been sincere enough and possessed sense of nationalism. Biren stated this while responding […]

One Rohingya arrested, 6 at large IMPHAL | Dec 22: Chief minister N. Biren Singh today remorsefully informed the House that the concern for implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state could have been non-existent had the people including him, been sincere enough and possessed sense of nationalism. Biren stated this while responding […]

Hill Leader’s Day: Adequate measures put in place to thwart unlawful activities in border areas, says CM

IMPHAL | Dec 10 : Chief minister, N. Biren said that the state government has taken up adequate security measures at all the border areas of the state to check entry of illegal migrants and thwart unlawful activities in the wake of Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and outsiders identification exercise in neighbouring Assam. Addressing media […]

IMPHAL | Dec 10 : Chief minister, N. Biren said that the state government has taken up adequate security measures at all the border areas of the state to check entry of illegal migrants and thwart unlawful activities in the wake of Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and outsiders identification exercise in neighbouring Assam. Addressing media […]

Exclusive | Many Hindu-Bangladeshi Illegal Migrants declared ‘Indian’ through Fake Certificates in Assam

Guwahati/Morigaon, Oct 21: In a startling revelation it has come to light that a Foreigner’s Tribunal in Assam has accepted that hundreds of order/judgements pronounced by Tribunals have been rampantly declaring many Hindu Illegal migrants as Indian Citizens on the basis of fake Registration Certificates as they never enquired the original author of these Certificates […]

Guwahati/Morigaon, Oct 21: In a startling revelation it has come to light that a Foreigner’s Tribunal in Assam has accepted that hundreds of order/judgements pronounced by Tribunals have been rampantly declaring many Hindu Illegal migrants as Indian Citizens on the basis of fake Registration Certificates as they never enquired the original author of these Certificates […]

Specialised training to Cdos : DGP

Imphal, October 15 2017: Informing that State police commandos are being given specialised training, DGP LM Khaute claimed that the State Police is prepared to face any terror attack in the State. On being asked about the State Police Department’s preparedness to face terror attacks in the backdrop of IB’s report about possible terror attack […]

Imphal, October 15 2017: Informing that State police commandos are being given specialised training, DGP LM Khaute claimed that the State Police is prepared to face any terror attack in the State. On being asked about the State Police Department’s preparedness to face terror attacks in the backdrop of IB’s report about possible terror attack […]

Do not bring non-local folks : JCILPS

Imphal, October 01 2017: The JCILPS has warned all inter-State transport operators that they would not be allowed to operate in Manipur in case they are found bringing non-locals to the State . Speaking to media persons at the JCILPS office at Sega Road, Konjeng Hazari Leikai this evening, JCILPS Students’ Wing convenor Manjit Sarangthem […]

Imphal, October 01 2017: The JCILPS has warned all inter-State transport operators that they would not be allowed to operate in Manipur in case they are found bringing non-locals to the State . Speaking to media persons at the JCILPS office at Sega Road, Konjeng Hazari Leikai this evening, JCILPS Students’ Wing convenor Manjit Sarangthem […]

Issuance of tribe, residential certificates to Myanmarese CCpur DC seeks SDO report

Imphal, September 25 2017: Shyam Lal Poonia, Deputy Commissioner of Churachandpur district has directed Churachandpur SDO to submit a report regarding the issuance of residential and tribe certificates to two alleged Myanmar Nationals, who were arrested from Imphal Tulihal International airport foreigner checkpost with fake Mizoram identity cards. The Sangai Express broke the story of […]

Imphal, September 25 2017: Shyam Lal Poonia, Deputy Commissioner of Churachandpur district has directed Churachandpur SDO to submit a report regarding the issuance of residential and tribe certificates to two alleged Myanmar Nationals, who were arrested from Imphal Tulihal International airport foreigner checkpost with fake Mizoram identity cards. The Sangai Express broke the story of […]

Residential certificate to Myanmar Nationals

Imphal, September 23 2017: Amidst the stringent measures of the State Government and the security agencies to prevent influx of illegal migrants from the neighbouring Myanmar, the Sub Division Office, Churachandpur, has raised suspicions regarding its role as a hub for Myanmar Nationals to obtain a tribe and residential certificate and become a citizen of […]

Imphal, September 23 2017: Amidst the stringent measures of the State Government and the security agencies to prevent influx of illegal migrants from the neighbouring Myanmar, the Sub Division Office, Churachandpur, has raised suspicions regarding its role as a hub for Myanmar Nationals to obtain a tribe and residential certificate and become a citizen of […]

Illegal migrants stopped at Jiri

IMPHAL, Sep 21 :Three persons were stopped while trying to enter Manipur via Jiribam district on Thursday, a senior police officer said, adding that 800 suspected foreigners have been stopped in their bid to enter the State, from this district alone, s…

IMPHAL, Sep 21 :Three persons were stopped while trying to enter Manipur via Jiribam district on Thursday, a senior police officer said, adding that 800 suspected foreigners have been stopped in their bid to enter the State, from this district alone, since January this year.

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Govt committed to protect indigenous people : CM

Imphal, July 28 2017: Claiming that the State’s manpower to check influx of non-local people into the State has been increased, Chief Minister N Biren has asserted that the Government is committed to protect all the indigenous people of the land. During the question hour today, MLA RK Imo asked whether the Government has taken […]

Imphal, July 28 2017: Claiming that the State’s manpower to check influx of non-local people into the State has been increased, Chief Minister N Biren has asserted that the Government is committed to protect all the indigenous people of the land. During the question hour today, MLA RK Imo asked whether the Government has taken […]

Tripura orders inquiry into engagement of ‘illegal’ labourers

AGARTALA: The state administration has ordered a probe into allegations that Bangladeshi migrants have been engaged as labourers in brick kilns in the state. Home department officials said the illegal engagement of Bangladeshi nationals had come to light after a brick kiln truck met with an accident in South Tripura last week. According to reports, […]

AGARTALA: The state administration has ordered a probe into allegations that Bangladeshi migrants have been engaged as labourers in brick kilns in the state. Home department officials said the illegal engagement of Bangladeshi nationals had come to light after a brick kiln truck met with an accident in South Tripura last week. According to reports, […]

Delete names of non-locals from electoral rolls: KSA tells Govt

IT WOULD NOT BE LONG FOR THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE STATE TO GET OUTNUMBERED BY THE NON-LOCALS UNLESS THE TREND IS REVERSED AT THE EARLIEST IMPHAL: Expressing concern over the inclusion of illegal migrants in the electoral rolls of the state, Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) Friday demanded the state government to identify such individuals and delete them from the electoral rolls at the earliest. Addressing media persons at Keishampat […]

IT WOULD NOT BE LONG FOR THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE STATE TO GET OUTNUMBERED BY THE NON-LOCALS UNLESS THE TREND IS REVERSED AT THE EARLIEST IMPHAL: Expressing concern over the inclusion of illegal migrants in the electoral rolls of the state, Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) Friday demanded the state government to identify such individuals and delete them from the electoral rolls at the earliest. Addressing media persons at Keishampat […]

Manipur: Unseen Escape Route for Illegal immigrants Identified – Jiribam Foreigner Check Post

Jiribam 20 April 2016: The number of foreigner infiltration to Manipur has been strongly under control in the Western gate of Manipur at Jiribam, which can be taken into consideration by the number of intruders rejected count to 241 since January 2016 …

Jiribam 20 April 2016: The number of foreigner infiltration to Manipur has been strongly under control in the Western gate of Manipur at Jiribam, which can be taken into consideration by the number of intruders rejected count to 241 since January 2016 till date. In-spite of the strong verification process carried out by the Jiri

General strike affects normal life; no untoward incident reported

IMPHAL, July 14: The 14-hour state-wide general strike called by the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System brought the State to a complete halt today. Bandh supporters came on

Manipur ILP Demand: Women agitators blocking a road.

Manipur ILP Demand: Women agitators blocking a road.

IMPHAL, July 14: The 14-hour state-wide general strike called by the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System brought the State to a complete halt today.

Bandh supporters came on the streets and demonstrated at various places as shops and other business establishments remained shut-off for the day and vehicles including passenger services remained off the roads.

Meanwhile as part of the movement demanding implementation of the ILPS in the State, sit in protests were witnessed in various localities in the State capital including at Luwangsangbam, Lairikyengbam Leikai, Khurai Sajor Laikai, Thoidringjam Leikai, Yaiskul Police Lane, Soibam Leikai, Wangkhei, Palace Compound, Mahabali Kabui Khul, Naharup Mayai Leikai, Singjamei Chingam Leikai, Lilong, Sagolband area etc.

Protestors`™ and bandh supporters also burn effigies of Chief Minister and other MLAs demanding dismissal of the police personnel involved in the death of student Sapam Robinhood.

Road blocks were also witnessed at Thangmeiband road, Khuman Lampak Bus Terminus, Lairikyengbam Leikai, Khurai Ahongei, Soibam Leikai, Nongmeibung, Heirangoi thong etc

Agitators remained on the streets enforcing the 14 hour general strike.

Streets in the State capital wore deserted looks.

Meanwhile, demands were made to punished the involved police personnel in the killing of Sapam Robinhood and to implement the ILPS at the earliest.

However, there were no reports of any untoward incidents till the filing of this report.

Meanwhile, the Kakhulong Women Society also organized a meira rally starting from Khakhulong which continued till Paona Bazaar and ended in front of the Usha Hall.

Later the women folk gathered and condoled Sapam Robinhood and his bereaved family. The women folk also prayed for his soul to remain rest in peace.

The women demonstrators also lit candles in the formation of ILP at Kakhulong main gate.

Manipur ILPS demand intensified, JCILPS Jiribam branch burns effigies of CM O Ibobi

Exclusive report from Jiribam by Momon Thoudam. Jiribam 10-July-2015: Joint committee on Inner Line Permit System( JCILPS)  Jiribam branch Volunteers of Students’ Wing, JCILPS women organization and civil organizations in the Jiribam

Manipur ILP Demand - Jiribam

Manipur ILP Demand – Jiribam: A police personal stands near the protest site

Exclusive report from Jiribam by Momon Thoudam.

Jiribam 10-July-2015: Joint committee on Inner Line Permit System( JCILPS)  Jiribam branch Volunteers of Students’ Wing, JCILPS women organization and civil organizations in the Jiribam sub division responded to the call of JCILPS and intensified their demand to introduce ILPS in Manipur.

Effigies of Manipur Chief Minister, Deputy CM and Education Minister were burnt today at different places in Jiribam. Protesters also burnt effigies in front of the residence of Revenue & Law Minister  and Jiribam MLA Th. Debendra. Normal life has been affected in Jiribam due to the continued agitation.

 

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Manipur ILP Demand - Jiribam: In front of Th. Debendra's residence
Manipur ILP Demand - Jiribam: In front of Th. Debendra's residence
Manipur ILP Demand - Jiribam: Effigy of CM O Ibobi
Manipur ILP Demand - Jiribam: Burning Effigies

Inner Line Permit

By C. Doungel When a smaller entity gets merged to a bigger entity, it will face danger of losing its identity though it will have the advantage of belonging to

By C. Doungel

When a smaller entity gets merged to a bigger entity, it will face danger of losing its identity though it will have the advantage of belonging to a bigger one. Manipur’s position is similar. The advantage it gets after merger, of protection or employment in small measure etc is offset by the threat to its identity which always looms large. The main reason behind demanding for Inner Line Permit is guided by this genuine fear. Manipur being a princely state which was theoretically independent, regulated the entry of outsiders in a simple way through issue of pass instead of issuing passports/visa, as maintenance of foreign office would be too cumbersome. Side by side, Inner Line Permit was in vogue in tribal areas like Chin Hills, Lushai Hills, Naga Hills etc under Bengal Frontier regulation of 1873. Both were thus loosely understood as Inner Line Permit despite the subtle differences. The so called Inner Line Permit or regulation of entry of outsiders having become irrelevant after merger of Manipur to India, was abolished.

Be that as it may, influx of Indians from other states and illegal immigrants from Nepal and Bangladesh has, over the years swamped the local population of the state. As for Nepalese, their immigration dates back to British rule when recruitment of large number of them was made in the Army. Even now, they form a sizable chunk of the Indian Army. When Assam Riffles was first raised, large number of Nepalese also were initially inducted. Nepalese became more aware about settling in Manipur after king Churachandra married the princess of Nepal. Further, the signing of Indo-Nepal friendship treaty giving dual citizenship which made provision for Nepalese to settle in India encouraged their settlement. Of late, Nepalies have suffered undue harassment from Naga, Meitei and Kuki insurgents that many had left Manipur to settle in Nepal and Darjeeling district. Many with some means are in the process of winding up and migrating that the question of more new comers does not arise now. Their population has drastically dwindled. Mention is also made of Chin-Kuki people migrating from Burma (Mynmaar). It may be mentioned that in the sixties and seventies when Kukis, unable to bear harassment by Naga insurgents joined Mizo National Front movement. But that in turn invited operation by Army with a strong hand that many left Manipur and took shelter in Burma. This was possible because nearly two lakh Kukis live in Sagaing Division from Kabaw Valley right up to Thungdut area, outside Chin Hills state. In fact, till 1980 there used to be a provision in Manipur State budget for resettlement of Kuki refugees returning to Manipur which was provided by central government.

It will thus be seen that illegal foreign immigrants comprises mostly of Muslims from Bangladesh and Burma. The later would not be so numerous. Those coming from Bangladesh would form the bulk. Much as we would want to introduce Inner Line Permit yet it appears that the same needs central government approval. That was the reply the previous Home Minister of India gave to the state government. While the pressure for Inner Line Permit may continue to convince the Central government, the state government should not rest with that. Instead of allowing mobs to take the law into their own hand, the state government can surely intensify checks at all entry points and vulnerable places. It can open cells or appoint task forces in the Home Department or in the districts for detection of foreigners, who may even do mapping in suspected areas to make detection more effective. Foreigners detected can be tried under Foreigners act and deported. The government must however have political will regardless of consideration of vote bank. What the people are angry is about the bankruptcy of ideas and political will, leading to apathy.

As for migrants from other states, census of such people can be conducted. No doubt, a cut-off year has to be decided. For, those who have lived for generations have to be treated as domiciles. Indiscriminate action against all migrants would amount to willful harassment. As of today most of them are deprived of their fundamental rights and for obvious reasons, they are simply putting up with things silently. They have no aspiration to join the civil services or the police forces but carry on with their trade. However, for those coming after cut-off year, obtaining some kind of permission for trading/business permit or engagement in skilled works like construction works etc may be prescribed. Hawkers or those engaged in menial works may be registered. Outsiders may not be allowed to purchase land in the state. Laws to this effect can be enacted. These are not exhaustive-further restrictions may be imposed as need arise. One word of caution, “do unto others as you would have others do unto you” because we also have many of our people living outside – some in employment and some in diferent occupations.

New Land use policy

The approach paper to New Land use Policy has no doubt prepared a model for development. It targets individuals, families and communities on the assumption that ownership of land is regulated by uniform land law. There will be no difficulty to implement this in the valley districts provided proper awareness is brought about. This however will not be possible at this stage in hill areas as there is no land law. Land ownership among the Kukis lies with the Chiefs while in the case of Nagas, it is vested on the elected Khullakpa. In the case of Nagas also, only those from the founding families are eligible to be Khuilakpa, which in the other words means the family who founded the village. Each family can cultivate a jhum field or orchard as allotted to them by village authority chaired by the Chief/Khullakpa. Stray cases of individual ownership as granted or allowed to be acquired by the Chief/Khullakpa exist though. Again, out of over 17000 square kilometers of Forest area in Manipur, reserved forests cover only 4000 square kilometers. The rest known as un-classed forests are village forests. Nearly 1000 square kilometers are utilized for jhuming every year. While villagers are free to extract fire wood for domestic use and timber for house building, any commercial extraction is controlled by the Chief/Khullakpa and forest department collect royalty from them. Supreme Court has however restricted commercial extraction by allowing in a planned and phase-wise manner.

In Mizoram, Chiefship was abolished in the fifties by paying due compensation to the Chiefs. That was easier because it was covered under Sixth Schedule. Mizoram or Nagaland are wholly tribal States where as in the case of Manipur, tribals live in the hill areas. Therefore, putting in a suitable land law will be more difficult under the prevailing trust deficit. Further while the task of implementing NLUP at state and district levels is more about co-ordinating and ensuring effective functioning of line departments, actual implementation at micro-village or local level will not succeed by giving the chiefs or Khullakpas mere advisory role. They are to be the pivot around which the entire implementation will rest. As owners of land, they will not like any other to usurp their authority. To cite an example, the Forest Department had notified Kailam Wild Life Sanctuary without prior consultation and payment of compensation, even if they are token ones. There is so much heart burning that they have filed case in the High Court. The New Land Use Policy amount to putting the cart before the horse. It was perhaps considered to create good impression on the Planning Commission but that has been given a burial. Implementation of New Land Use Policy can take off only when the above issues are sorted out.

CorCom serves quit notice to outsiders

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Manipur,IMPHAL, September 6: The united front of seven insurgent groups CorCom has served ‘Quit Notice’ to all outsiders staying in the state and has asked locals not to facilitate the stay of outsiders in their homes in any form. CorCom … Continue reading

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Manipur Muslim Online Forum (MMOF) welcomes State Govt. Action against Illegal Migrants

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Manipur Muslim Online Forum (MMOF) welcomes State Govt. Action against Illegal Migrants In line with State Home Ministry’s direction, Manipur Police has initiated a drive to identify illegalmigrants in Manipur. Manipuri Muslim Online Forum (MMOF) welcomes the act which has … Continue reading

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