ILP demand to be taken to Delhi's Jantar-Mantar
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, October 31 2012:
The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System along with student bodies of the state as well as Manipuri students in Delhi and delegates of different political parties is all set to shift the venue for launching agitations over the demand for implementation of ILP in Manipur at Jantar-Mantar in Delhi on November 25 .
Announcing this while talking to media persons on the sideline of a sit-in-protest demonstration held at Yumjao Lairembi Shanglen in Keishampat Keisham Leikai here today, Sapamcha Jadumani, Convener of the Committee, reminded that the State Assembly had earlier adopted a resolution in favour of re-introducing ILP in the state following intense public pressure and the agitations launched by various CSOs.
Accordingly, the resolution of the State Assembly too had been forwarded to the Union Government.
However, so far, there has been no positive response from the side of the Union Government.
Jadumani informed that in protest against the silent attitude of the Central Government, the Committee along with student bodies of the state, students in Delhi, MP Dr T Meinya and delegates of other political parties would demonstrate at Jantar-Mantar and launch various sorts of agitations on November 25 next.
Apart from that, the Committee would submit a copy of the same memorandum which had been submitted a number of times earlier to the Prime Minister and Home Minister of India again.
Jadumani warned that if the Central Government does not pay heed even after the protest agitations on November 25, the Committee may be forced to intensify its agitation over the demand.
The Committee is committed to its earlier decision of enforcing ILP in Manipur from November 18 if the government fails to re-implement the same by then, Jadumani reiterated, adding that the ILP forms would also be made available to the non-Manipuris in the state from November 18 .
The sit-in-protest which was organized by the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System was also attended by delegates of various national and regional political parties.
The participating political parties included MPP, Trinamool Congress, NCP, CPI, INC, BJP, JD (U), JD (S) and CPI (M) .