Enforce ILP in whole Nagaland: NPRAAF

Enforce ILP in whole Nagaland: NPRAAF

Dimapur, January 11: The Nagaland Public Rights Awareness and Action Forum (NPRAAF) has appealed to the PDA Government to immediately enforce Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873 in the whole state of Nagaland.
In its executive council meeting held on Friday at Dimapur, the forum resolved to appeal to the PDA Government to strictly enforce Bengal Frontier Regulation 1873 in letter and in spirit to safeguard the indigenous rights of the people of Nagaland by issuing official memorandum enforcing Inner Line Permit (ILP) in all the District of Nagaland without loss of time.
The state of Nagaland Act 1962, sec 26, which came into effect from 1st Dec 1963, clearly states that all laws enforced will continue to be enforced in the state of Nagaland till repealed or modified, it said.
The NPRAAF said the Bengal Frontier Regulation 1873, which is only applicable in the state of Nagaland, should be strictly enforced, under which regulation, Inner Line Permit (ILP), is issued and is enforced in the Naga Hills since that time.
The forum said the regulation has become even more necessary to be enforced across Nagaland and not only in Dimapur in the backdrop of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016. “The ILP will identify foreigners esp the illegal immigrants, illegal foreigners and refugees from the Indigenous Nagas,” it said.
The NPRAAF also opined that the State Government’s over dependence on Article 371A, and taking refuge over it will only spell doom for the Nagas future, unless the privileges and patronage the State enjoys under the Government of India is acted upon in deeds.
Reiterating its stand against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, the NPRAAF, however, appealed to all Nagas to put heads together to prevent minimum damages following the Bill. (Page News Service)