IMPHAL, July 10: Federation of Regional Indigenous Societies (Friends) President Sapamcha Jadumani has said that, the time for debate over the Inner Line Permit System is over.
He was speaking to mediapersons at a press conference on the Inner Line Permit system issue at the Palace Compound office of the HERICOUN.
Speaking to media persons, Jadumani said anyone without a proper knowledge on the issue should not be allowed to participate in discussions on the topic during the after 7:30 news on AIR, Imphal.
He continued that there is no scope for formation of any misconception on the issue at present; the only thing should be the implementation of the system.
Anyone needing any kinds of interpretation on the topic could visit the FREINDS office for discussion, he expressed.
Everyone including the political parties should have knowledge on the topic.
It is still implemented in three states of the region and as such, it should also be implemented in the state, he continued.
In case of failure of the state government to implement the system during the present Assembly session, the Joint committee on ILP system will enforce its implementation on their own and announced that the ILP has been implemented in the state.
Meanwhile, the Meetei Erol Eyek Loinasillon Apunba Manipur, Manipur today joined the demand for Inner Line Permit system in the state by organizing a sit inprotest jointly with the independent Season Market in front of the Imphal Municipal office.
The sit in protest which commenced at 11am was however cut short by a team of the City police at 1pm.
The demonstrators however continued with a press briefing at the MEELAL office.
Spokesperson, and vice president of MEELAL, Moirangthem Naokhonba said MEELAL strongly condemns the statement of the Home Minister’s statement that the introduction of the ILP in the state lies not with the state government as it concerns the Indian Constitution.
He said MEELAL and other NGOs in the state will support Manipur legislators if they sincerely take a firm decision on introduction of ILP system in the state though the Union Home Ministry has declined it.
Meanwhile, hundreds of school students took out in the streets and attempted to storm the state assembly building pitching up demand for introduction of ILP in Manipur.
Several students from Ibotonsana Higher Secondary School, Lamlong Higher Secondary School and Ram Lal Paul Higher Secondary School set out on the street in three different directions in an attempt to storm the state assembly which is now in session.
The student demonstrators were stopped by the police at different locations including at Dingku Road, Keishampat Thokchom Leikai and Uripok.