JCPI questions Dimapur admn on ILP drive

JCPI questions Dimapur admn on ILP drive
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Dimapur, March 2: Reacting to the detention of some 40 people for non possession of Inner Line Permit (ILP) by Dimapur district administration and police and imposition of Rs 600 fine on them as reported on February 27 in the local dailies, the Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) today questioned the Dimapur District administration under what provision of law was the fines imposed.
“The knee jerk reaction of the District Administration without following standard operating procedures has resulted in pressing the panic button among the non-Naga communities in Nagaland. Whereas, the strengthened system for implementation of ILP has not been finalized, it is questionable under what provision of law has the fines been imposed,” it asked in a press release issued today.
As reported, the Dimapur District administration along with the police had conducted inner-line permit drive in and around Clock Tower here and rounded up around 40 people who were taken to the DC’s office and imposed fines of Rs 600.
“The JCPI view with severity those vested interest groups and individuals having sinister motive to usurp the proper and effective implementation of ILP in Dimapur and will be made answerable in due course of time,” the release said while informing that the JCPI is ready to hold dialogues with any aggrieved community or individuals to ensure effective implementation of ILP with 1st December 1963 as cut-off year. (Page News Service)