Naga orgs urge citizens to remain alert to influx of illegal immigrants

Naga orgs urge citizens to remain alert to influx of illegal immigrants

Dimapur, August 8: A meeting convened by the Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has called upon all villages and urban colonies in Dimapur District in particular and all vulnerable areas to maintain strict vigil and keep their respective jurisdiction on 24×7 alarm on possible influx of illegal immigrants aftermath the fallout of Assam NRC, which is about to be finalized.
The meeting, convened to discuss the possible influx of illegal immigrants aftermath the fallout of Assam NRC which is about to be finalized, urged village authorities not to issue Resident Certificate/Permanent Resident Certificate to anyone randomly without ascertaining antecedents of any such applicant.
The meeting was attended by representatives of CNTC, NGBF, Tribal Union Chumukedima Town, Kuki Impi, NCD, Ao Senden, Sumi Hoho, Chakhesang Public Organisation/Western Chakhesang Hoho, ZPO-N, Lotha Hoho Wokha/LH Dimapur, Rengma Hoho/RPOD, Kachari Tribal Council, Western Sumi Hoho, Sangtam People’s Forum Dimapur District, CAKU/SSU, Tenyimi Union Dimapur, ASTD, BAN, DUCCF, Lotha Youth Organisation Dimapur, Ao Students’ Union Dimapur, Dimapur Lotha Students’ Union, Dimapur District GB Association, WSSU, SN and ACAUT.
While maintaining solidarity with the citizens of Assam, the meeting also urged the respective apex tribal bodies, village councils and GBs to closely monitor, supervise, and effectively check illegal inhabitants and illegal entries into the villages and colonies.
Calling upon the State Government to gear up the State machineries and bring out a comprehensive action plan to check illegal immigrants without wasting any more time, the meeting urged the State Government to extend BEFR coverage to the entire administrative jurisdiction of the State and to bring out a comprehensive mechanism to regulate and monitor BEFR Act, 1873 and Passport Act in letter and in spirit with competent standard operational procedure in place for effective checking and deportation and extradition.
The meeting also urged the State Government to create separate cell under Home Department to monitor strict enforcement of BEFR Act 1873, Foreigners Act and Indian Passport Act on day to day basis. For the purpose of effective enforcement of the existing laws to the desired level, it wanted Government agencies including Nagaland Police to be reoriented and equipped with legal aspects.
The meeting further resolved to constitute a Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigration comprising of one member each from all the attending CSOs under the supervision of NTC to evolve logistic coordination and to assist the State Government to formulate standard operation procedure for effective implementation of BERFAct,1873/ILP in the State of Nagaland.
The house also resolved to appeal to the GoI and the Naga negotiating parties to expedite the process of negotiation and bring it to logical conclusion at the earliest. (Page News Service)