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KHADC CEM moves Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma to implement Inner Line Permit

KHADC CEM moves Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma to implement Inner Line Permit

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Nov 2018 6:43 AM GMT

A REPORTER

SHILLONG: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) CEM HS Shylla has urged the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government under the leadership of Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma not to implement the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act 2016 and opt for the Inner Line Permit (ILP) to check influx in the State.

Last month, the KHADC had passed the Bill on Inner Line Permit (ILP) which is to be applied in the scheduled areas namely the KHDA (Inner Line as adopted from the Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873) Regulation Bill, 2018.

Speaking to reporters at his official chamber on Monday, Shylla said, “For the interest of the people of the State I also had a meeting with the CEM of JHADC to pass a similar Bill on ILP.”

He said that if anyone says that the district council cannot create the ILP Bill then it’s a contempt of Court as the Supreme Court had issued a ruling in 1971 that the Bengal Eastern Frontier 1873 is in force.

When asked, he informed that the KHDA (Inner Line as adopted from the Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873) Regulation Bill, 2018 has been sent to the Meghalaya Governor.

“Tomorrow (November 6) we will seek appointment with the government to discuss on this issue and its not just the Executive Committee of the district council which will be meeting the governor but all the MDCs of the KHADC,” he said.

Interesting, Shylla informed that the former KHADC CEM PN Syiem who was a lone Opposition member in the KHADC has also extended his support to the EC on all the bills passed by them.

He also said that when the pressure groups meet the State government on November 15, this month to discuss the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act 2016 they should instead urge the MDA government to approve the KHDA (Inner Line as adopted from the Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873) Regulation Bill, 2018.

“If the government approves the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act 2016 that means it’s a a betrayal to the public because this is to facilitate more influx,” he said, adding that the pressure groups should reject the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act 2016.

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