DIMAPUR, AUGUST 4: The Joint Committee for Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) has accused Government of Nagaland of indulging in “dilly-dally tactics” towards implementation of RIIN in Nagaland, while also objecting to participation of “non stakeholders” to determine the status of indigenous inhabitant of the State.
In a press release, JCPI lamented that despite its appeal to the Chief Minister to enact the Banuo Commission Report on RIIN into an Act during the 7th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly in February this year, the Government failed to do the same. The GoN instead called for a consultative meeting on April 16 and constituted a State-level joint consultative committee “where non stakeholders without legal tribal recognition were also included with no time frame”, it claimed.
Thus “the right time” as per the reply of the Chief Minister in the floor of the Assembly was deliberately missed to be tabled in the 8th session of the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, it stated.
Stating that the COVID-19 pandemic SOPs have not allowed democratic expression of protests against the Government inaction, JCPI said the Government indulging in dilly-dally tactics is hampering the implementing of RIIN, which is requisite to enforce inner line in Nagaland.
It also claimed that one of the primary causes of the ongoing border issue in Nagaland and other effected North East States is because of “people of doubtful origin both within the aggressor State, Assam as well as the effected States.”
“Without the identification of the indigenous inhabitant within Nagaland we are heading to be the next Tripura”, it stated.
JCPI also stated that if the creation of RIIN is to prevent issuance of fake indigenous inhabitant certificates, safety measures should be taken as thousands of such certificates will be issued after the recent results of the post- matriculation and secondary boards. It demanded immediate documentation and authentication of any indigenous inhabitants certificate issued henceforth.
JCPI also demanded a deadline for the final report of the constituted State level consultative committee. On the participation of the non stakeholders to determine the status of the indigenous inhabitant of the State, the JCPI sought explanation from the Government behind such rationale. (Page News Service)