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More than 20,700 people without valid Inner Line Permit (ILP) arrested in Mizoram

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Feb 2020 8:06 AM GMT

MIZORAM: Between 2015 and January this year, 20,765 people have been arrested by the state police for entering Mizoram without Inner Line Permit (ILP), Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana informed the state Assembly.

Within the same period, 5,53,321 ILPs were issued to outsiders visiting the state.

The state government is also in the process of upgrading the ILP format within the state.

In 2019 December, the government launched an online ILP portal in the state.

There is ILP Enforcer mobile apps for state police as well as ILP Mizoram mobile apps for NGOs and public to ensure that ILP can be well implemented in the state.

Other measures include sponsoring right details of people who are in the state for various purposes.

A system will also be in place to put a limit on ILPs that can be issued to people.

Within the north east, The ILP regime was extended to Manipur on December 11 with President Ram Nath Kovind signing the order. Mizoram, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh have already been under the ILP regime for several decades.

Post CAA, a lot of organisations in the northeast are asking the centre for ILP.

The Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisations (CoMSO) has expressed its disappointment over the stand of the Centre on the resolution passed by the State Assembly to implement Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the State even as it said that it will intensify its agitation to force the Government of India to enact it.

“This is no good news for the people of the State. We had expected that the Centre will implement ILP in Meghalaya,” CoMSO chairman, Robertjune Kharjahrin said.

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has demanded that ILP (Inner Line Permit) must be introduced in Assam. It further blamed both the Centre and the State governments for failing to bring the State within the ILP provisions. Samujjal Bhattacharya. AASU leader challenged “the State government to issue a public statement as to whether it has not done a grievous harm with respect to Assam by not bringing Assam within the ILP ambit.”

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