FRIENDS for Inner Line Permit

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IMPHAL, Sept 3: The Federation of Regional Indigenous Societies, FRIENDS in a statement to the press lauded the authority for taking up the current verification process of suspected illegal migrants from across the boundary.

In a state with just a total area of 22,327 sq km, there are small small community groups in existence groups are even smaller than 1000 in total, the statement said and added, it is the responsibility of the state government to safeguard and protect them.

Citing the current clashes between different communities in Assam as unfortunate, the FRIENDS stated, these tragic and ugly clashes could have been avoided if the Central and the state government of Assam imposed Inner line permit when and after the Assam students union agitated for 6-long years during 1979 till 1985.

Inner Line Permit must be imposed in Manipur, the statement said and warned that Manipur may be the next victim with people from different communities turn against each other.

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