Imphal: A powerful local committee on Sunday said it would resume agitation for implementation of inner line permit (ILP) system in Manipur if the state government failed to inform the Centre about the state assembly resolution on the issue.
 
Talking to mediapersons in Imphal, president of Joint Action Committee(JAC) of Inner Line Permit, Sapamcha Jadumani said the state assembly had passed a resolution on enforcing ILP system in the state about three weeks in view of the demographical changes but the decision was yet to be conveyed to the Centre.
 
The committee, he said, would launch a series of agitations for the implementation of the ILP system in the state as outsiders, including migrants from neighbouring countries had outnumbered the tribal population of the state.

Official sources agreed that people who had come from outside the state as manual labourers, small time businessmen and others had outnumbered the tribal population of the state.

JAC sources clarified that they were not against fellow citizens but Manipuris being a microscopic population in the country, a system should be introduced to protect the identity, culture and customs of the indigenous people.

Unwanted situation would come up in future if the influx was not checked in time, they added.

(Agencies)

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