SHILLONG: Members of the Hynniewtrep Youths’ Council- Central Executive Council (HYC-CEC) on Tuesday met the Director-General of Police (DGP) of Meghalaya and urged him to effectively deal with the problem of illegal influx by the Anti-Infiltration Directorate in the State in the post-publication phase of the NRC (National Register of Citizens) in Assam.
“This people who are excluded from the NRC list may try to take shelter in the State of Meghalaya if steps to check, verify and regulate the entry and settlement of outsiders are not conducted. Else, the hill State will face huge demographic problems in the future,” HYC president Robertjune Kharjarin told reporters on Tuesday.
“We requested the DGP to take effective step to prevent illegal entry and settlement of foreign nationals in the State, increase the strength of the police personnel in the Anti-Infiltration Directorate and in all the districts of the State and more importantly to set up a 24x7 check gate on each and every road both at the interstate and international borders of the State,” he said.
The HYC also suggested the DGP to instruct to all the Villages Authority and Village Defence Parties (VDPs) to be watchful and to prevent the entry and settlement of immigrants in their villages and also to order that each and every village must remain alert and submit the registers containing the names of all the residents settled in their respective villages to the Officer in-charge of their respective police stations at least twice a year.
“Our organization is willing to cooperate with the Police Department to prevent the entry and settlement of Illegal immigrants in the State,” he said.