CM should take initiatives on ILP bill: Joykishan

IMPHAL | Dec 23 : MLA Joykishan said that chief minister, N. Biren should take the initiatives to take the issue of inner line permit to the Centre in order to pave the way for a bill that safeguards the rights of all indigenous communities of the state. The MLA was speaking to media persons […]

Nov 30 deadline from the JCILPS. Why not only for the valley ?

Come December 1 and can Imphal and the valley districts of the State expect to see more sit-in-protests, school students coming out on the streets and being water cannoned by the cops, bon-fire in the middle of the road and long, long marches ? This question is important in the face of the fact that […]


HEIGRUJAM NABASHYAM Rich or poor, intelligent or foolish, handsome/beautiful or ugly a man or a women remains a tribal or a Dalit even if he or she lives in a metropolis, if he or she happens to born by a tribal or a Dalit father —  a mother, in case of a matriarchal society. Dr. […]

JCILPS back after a brief lull : Need to take everyone along

Back after a brief lull. Not the issue but the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) and so it was that while the JCILPS went into a lull for some time it was the Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA), which took it upon themselves to demand that all non-local people be barred from contesting […]

Students take to roads to demand ILPS

Imphal, July 25 2017: A large number of students under the auspices of Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) today blocked half of the road at Andro Parking raising slogan for the protection of indigenous people and to keep away non-locals in elections in the State. Students held placards reading ‘formulate a law to bar outsiders from contesting […]

Expectations from the BJP led Govt Need to keep focus straight

No longer ‘communal Government of Manipur’. Economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council lifted. Naga People’s Front a part of the BJP led Government. Red carpet rolled out for the Chief Minister and his council of Ministers during the high profile visit to Ukhrul district headquarters on April 11. State level Shirui Lily festival […]

BJP’s poll fate hinges on Centre’s stand on Nagalim

Imphal, Feb 18:The BJP, whose biggest enemy in Manipur is Congress, is more worried about NSCN-IM which is bargain-ing with the Centre for getting hold of parts of the former princely state, along with some pockets of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and even parts of Myanmar, to create a greater homeland for the Nagas. The question […]

BJP vs. Congress: Setting the right agenda

By:Seram Neken No political party in Manipur is now seen engaging itself in election campaign, in the real sense of the term. In fact, the political parties and their heavyweights are putting their valued pre-poll time and energy, not in wooing voters but in calculating winnable candidates for the upcoming general elections. Campaign to educate […]

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Striking a Balace: This way, that way or the Highway.

Much water has flown under the bridge since the last elections in Manipur. The past couple of years have witnessed some of the most unfortunate incidents in the history of the state, and the new government will have a massive task of healing the scars and mistakes of the past.  There is a plateful of […]

The Manipur That I Know: An Analysis

The Sadar Hill District demand and its emerging politics have brought out many unasked questions, dimensions and perspectives which ONLY require matured understanding and unbiased analysis. The article attempts to understand the politics and historical narration of the district demand: A very interesting and important development is the public statement of the Manipur Chief Minister […]

Assam group wants ILP to keep out immigrants

GUWAHATI: After Manipur and Meghalaya, the demand for introduction of the inner line permit (ILP) system is gripping Assam. Led by the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), several organizations from the north eastern region staged dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday demanding ILP system in the state. AJYCP President Biraj Kumar […]

Renewed thrust given to ILP demand ILPS movement targets MLAs’ houses

IMPHAL, Oct 5: Reinvigorating the popular movement for enactment of a constitutional safeguard for protection of indigenous peoples of the land, people have started gheraoing private residences of MLAs today. JCILPS Women Wing today marched to the private residence of Keishamthong AC MLA Laisom Ibomcha and Naoriya Pakhanglakpa AC MLA RK Anand. The women activists […]

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Ibobi mulls bill before model code

Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi Singh said his government wished to pass ILP or an equivalent bill for protection of indigenous people of the state before coming of election model code of conduct. The Chief Minister was addressing a one-day political conference organised by Lamsang block Congress committee at Naoremthong Khullem Leikai Shamushang of Lamsang Assembly […]

Assam needs ILP-type protection, says Mahanta

Guwahati: Former chief minister and founder president of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has appealed to the Centre to provide special constitutional safeguards, modelled on the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system, in the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, to protect the indigenous people of the state. The bill, which was tabled in Parliament on […]

Dy CM at his witty best against BJP Time bomb in Framework Agreement, claims Dy CM

IMPHAL, Sep 14 : Taking digs at the BJP, Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam today said that the BJP is today full of political immigrants, and added that there is a need for a political ILP now. Speaking at the one day conference on Empowerment of Panchayati Raj Institute at Congress Bhawan today, the Deputy Chief […]

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Police foil another rally bid

IMPHAL, Sep 10: Police today foiled another attempt of the students to march towards the Chief Minister’s bungalow in pursuance of the demand for implementation of ILPS. A large number of students of Comet School, HRD Academy and Imphal College who took out a rally towards Keishampat on Tiddim road were stopped by Imphal West […]

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Ratan sent to judicial custody

IMPHAL, Aug 26: Former JCILPS convenor Khomdram Ratan has been remanded to judicial custody till September 9 after a marathon argument between prosecution and defence counsels at the Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class, Imphal West-1 today. Since morning, a large number of womenfolk, JAC members, JCILPS Women Wing volunteers and Ratan’s wife came to […]

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ILP available at Bairabi rly station in Mizoram

Source: India Today Aizawl, Aug 6 (PTI) Non-tribals travelling to Mizoram by train can now get Inner Line Permit (ILP) at the Bairabi Railway Station from today, according to an official statement. The Inner Line Permit Counter has started at the Bairabi Rail Station by Kolasib District Deputy Commissioner H Lalengmawia, where ILP can be […]

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Nagaland Tribals Council demands ILP throughout Nagaland

Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has appealed to the state government for extension of Bengal Eastern Regulation Act (BERA) of 1873 to cover the entire administrative jurisdiction of Nagaland, saying that partial enforcement negated the objectivity of the protective laws of the land. In a memorandum addressed to the state chief minister, the NTC president Lendinoktang […]

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Manipur dy CM: ILP draft bill nearing completion

IMPHAL: Deputy chief minister Gaikhangam has said drafting of a new bill to regulate flow of migrants in the state is nearing completion and the same will be introduced in the upcoming monsoon budget session. The new statute will be acceptable to the people of the valley and the hill districts to protect and preserve […]

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