ILP: JCPI differs with Governor on ‘cut-off date’

ILP: JCPI differs with  Governor on ‘cut-off date’
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Dimapur, January 21: The Joint Committee for Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) has taken strong objection to some of the statements made by the Governor of Nagaland, RN Ravi in his maiden address on the first day of the 5th Nagaland Legislative Assembly held on January 17.
In a statement, JCPI convenor K Ghokheto Chopi and secretary Tia Longchar statement that the mention of November 21, 1979 as the date and year to make a distinction between those non- indigenous people settled in Dimapur is “unacceptable and premature” as the Banuo’s Commission is yet to officially submit its report.
The statement made it very clear that it will not compromise with any other date other than 1st December, 1963 as the cut-off date and year for the list of indigenous inhabitants in the state of Nagaland.
The JCPI reminded that its meeting with all tribal apex bodies and CSOs on December 18, December 2019 have decided to reject the very concept CAA for all times to come. “The House passed a resolution against two cut-off dates and years with regards to the coverage of ILP under Dimapur as BEFR 1873 naturally comes into effect with the creation of statehood on 1st December, 1963 and that it would be non-negotiable.”
“Another resolution was the ultimatum served to the Government to submit the final report on RIIN Commission before 31st January 2020 and that the final notification to be issued latest by 29th February, 2020,” it said.
Stating that domicile certificates and the certifications of (Non-Naga) indigenous have been thoroughly misused and sold to any Indian citizens willing to pay certain price tag, the JCPI said this itself exposes the nexus within the Government and unscrupulous elements taking undue advantage of lacunae in the Government system and set-up; for which there is an immediate need for a total halt and revamp, to strengthen the ILP implementation all over the State of Nagaland if it has to be effective and transparent.
(Page News Service)