KOHIMA, APRIL 25: The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), while lamenting that lack of stringent implementation of inner line permit (ILP) has made Nagaland a safe haven for illegal immigrants, today urged the Government to put in place a robust mechanism to protect all genuine citizens.
In a release, NSF President Kegwayhun Tep and General Secretary Siipuni Ng Philo said the Federation is perturbed that the enforcement of the ILP in the North Eastern States has not been properly implemented and the influx of Illegal Immigrants is posing as the biggest demographic threat to the indigenous inhabitants of the region.
“The lack of stringent implementation of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR) 1873 has made the Naga homeland a safe haven for illegal Immigrants”, they lamented.
The NSF said that in order to regulate the flow of tourists and control the influx of illegal immigrants through the effective implementation of ILP “needs a tough and honest government run by tough and honest leaders, tough and honest bureaucracy backed by tough and honest general public”.
One can safely assert that an overwhelming population of people with questionable identity inhabits the various parts of Naga homeland, they said.
“This has come as a major threat to our identity, culture and our survival and resulting in societal destruction. This undeniable threat threatens to plunge our society into a situation wherein we could become a minority in our own land”, the NSF said.
In light of the looming danger caused by the unabated influx of the illegal immigrants, the Federation appealed to the Government of the day to put in place a robust mechanism to protect all genuine citizens.
The Federation reiterated its demand for setting up of a committee/commission by the Government of Nagaland to oversee the implementation of the online ILP system in the State. The Federation also directed all its federating units and sub-ordinate bodies to implement in toto, the resolution adopted at its emergency federal assembly on April 22, 2023 “to effectively carry out the responsible role of monitoring and verifying the outsiders in their respective jurisdiction while also submitting a census report to the office of NSF within two months period with effect from April 23, 2023”.
(Page News Service)