DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 7: Two more organisations in Nagaland have pushed for Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) Act to be passed during the forthcoming Nagaland Legislative Assembly session, which is scheduled to begin from February 12.
A press release from the Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) on Sunday urged the State Government to pass the Act in the ensuing NLA session “to do away with loopholes”.
It also backed the demand of Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI), a conglomeration of 28 tribe hohos and CSOs, to use December 1, 1963 as the cut-off year to qualify for indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland without any reservation.
“Without prejudice to anyone it is the only yardstick to properly ascertain the indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland and to prevent from any form of exploitation to its people at any given time,” it stated.
In a separate press release, the Kuki Inpi Nagaland (KIN) stated that the enactment of RIIN into an Act is the need of the hour to safeguard Nagaland from “all Illegal immigrants”.
“Therefore, in the ensuing Assembly session scheduled from 12 Feb, 2021 the report of the Banuo Commission on RIIN should be tabled and make it an Act to safeguard the land and its people with December 1, 1963 as the cut-off year,” it stated. (Page News Service)