Kohima: On a single day verification of the Inner Line Permit (ILP), the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) identified 44 ILP defaulters from five districts on August 8. The verification was operated by the NSF as a first phase exercise with an aim to stop the influx of illegal immigrants on Wednesday.
NSF officials while addressing a press conference at the office of the Angami Students’ Union (ASU), Kohima, notified that the verification exercise was conducted by taking into account of the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
Student volunteers were allocated in different wards and check points in the five districts for checking documents of the non-locals. NSF said that the objective of this activity was to “identify and weed out the illegal immigrants.” Besides, it convinced that no genuine citizens of the country would be harassed in the process of the verification in order that the person is able to produce the documents.
According to NSF president, Kesosul Christopher Ltu two types of defaulters were detected that is defaulters with absolutely no documents and defaulters with expired ILPs. Some defaulters were also captured possessing fake Aadhar cards. The NSF president moreover showed that the district administration should not just issue ILP but reinforce strict mechanism to check as and when the document permits are expiring.
NSF general secretary Imtiyapang Imsong said that the defaulters could easily pass the check gate by giving some amount to the personnel manning the gate.
Ltu in reference to inadequacy in the government set up in failing to monitor the influx of illegal infiltrators said that the random issuing of ILP without proper verification of legal documents and providing easy access of ILP remain the main problem.
The NSF president again said that another major lacuna was the involvement of middlemen as well as the trafficking of workers from outside by Naga contractors for cheap labor in Nagaland.