Political parties pledge to revive ILP
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, December 05: Giving their commitment on re-introducing the abolished Inner Line Permit system in Manipur and implementation of the same by the next Government to be formed after the upcoming election to the 9th Manipur Legislative Assembly, representatives of various national and regional political parties have spelled out their party's stand on the issue of influx of migrants in the State.

Participating in a political dialogue on introduction of Inner Line Permit System in Manipur held in the conference of Hotel Imphal here today, MPP, RJD, NCP, Naga National Party (NNP), BJP and CPI expressed their commitment to reintroducing Inner Line Permit system in Manipur, include special clause in their respective election manifestos of the parties for the upcoming Assembly election and give top priority on implementing the same after the election.

The political dialogue organised jointly by Inner Line Permit System Demand Committee (ILPSDC) and Federation of Regional Indigenous Societies (FREINDS) with retired Judge of Sessions Court C Upendra, however, took serious note over the failure of some of the political parties to send their delegates and made it clear that their respective stand on the issue should be known to the people through media.

Valley Rose of NNP, sitting MLA I Hemochandra, general secretary of RJD L Ibohal, general secretary of BJP Manipur State unit S Tiken, general secretary of MPP Jayenta, State executive member of CPI L Doren, general secretary of NCP K Saratkumar and ex-MP Kim Gangte were among those who spoke and shared thoughts on the issue during the day-long dialogue.