Dimapur, February 14: The Joint Committee for Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) has reiterated its demand that the entire Dimapur District should be brought under Inner Line Permit (ILP) regime.
The JCPI reiteration comes against the backdrop of the Abhishek-led ILP Committee submitting its recommendations to the State Government. It acknowledged the ILP Committee for submitting the recommendations but said it is yet to receive a copy of the same. However, it said to avoid any sort of misunderstandings between the Government and the CSOs, it will be prudent if the JCPI is taken into immediate confidence by the Government before the findings are notified for implementation.
In a press release, the JCPI said apart from the ILP coverage for Dimapur district, it is given to understand that several other factors would be covered for implementation which includes enumeration of indigenous population of Nagaland within the ambit of Nagaland Indigenous inhabitants notification No. AR-8/8/76 dated April, 1977 and formulation of Standard Operation Procedure on ILP/BEFR for strict enforcement of the same.
It stated that ILP issuance should be linked electronically allowing the movement of the ILP holders to be monitored and prevent its misuse and exploitation, besides erecting necessary checkpoints at all the entry points in Dimapur district, including the entire Disturbed Area Belt.
The JCPI also said the recommendations should include formation of ILP permanent cell under the Home Department, which would maintain links with land/patta registration authorities and various departments issuing driving licenses, trade licenses, etc.
Further, automatic cancellation of all Indigenous inhabitant certificates/TLs/DLs etc., already issued to dubious persons and their descendants if their enrollment is not found in the data bank.
Stating that the ILP Committee has clearly stated there is no legal bar in bringing Dimapur under ILP zone, the JCPI said it is not in the business of claiming ownership and if the Government should implement the findings of the committee without dragging its feet, Nagas as a whole would be grateful for posterity to come. (Page News Service)