ILP demand agitations continue

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IMPHAL, August 3: Demonstrations over the demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit continue in the State today.

Speaking at a public meeting held at Khagempali Hudirom Leikail, president of United Mothers’ organisation, Sarojini opined that the public are not satisfied with their representatives.

Despite the fact that the population of non-locals is gradually dominating both hills and valley, the State has remained divided when it comes to the issue.

Even as the representative of the State promised to fulfil the demand of the public for the implementation of the ILP before the election, there has been no such action, she continued.

She further said that arresting of women protestors will not bring any solution rather it will provoke the sentiments of the people.

General secretary of Meira Paibi Apunab Lup, Soraisam (o) Shanti Leima exhorted the non-locals to go back to their native place if they don’t posses relevant documents to prove their identity. 

At the same time, every locality must take initiative in verifying the nonlocals, she added. 

Public meetings were also held at Uripok Khoishnam Leikai Lairembi community hall, Lalambung Makhong Community Hall organised by Women Action for Civic Action Kangleipak, Thangmeiband Hijam Dewan Leikai, Uripok Ningthoukhongjam organised by Uripok Ningthoukhongjam Nupi Lup, at Uripok Ahantham Leikai organised by Uripok Ahantham Leikai Nupi Lup, locals of Nagampal Lai Eshing Chaibi, Singjamei Wangma Kongba Road, Keisampat, Kwakeithel Thokchom Leikai, Wangkhei Ayangpali, Ananda Singh Academy, Kongpal Eranpham, Thangmeibam, Uchiwa Leirak Achouba.

However, police denied reporters from taking any photos at the Ananda Singh Academy protest site.

The Moral Educational Intellectual Renascent and Athletic (MEIRA) Association also jointly organised a sit in protest with Bashikhong Meira Paibi in relation with ILP implementation in Manipur on August 2.

According to a release of the association, the association demanded the government to implement ILP in the state. It further said that the association will provide full support to the civil society organisations and student organisations in their action plans if ILP is not implemented in Manipur, it said.

Meanwhile, the AMBA has said that it would extend steadfast support to the demand for implementation of Inner Line Permit and also extend its co-operation. 

The decision was taken during a one day awareness discussion on Inner Line Permit System held yesterday at Cheirap court complex presided by AMBA president, Khaidem Mani. 

Our Bishnupur Correspodent adds:

As part of the ongoing demands for the implementation of the ILP in the State, a sit in protest was held at the Wahengkhuman Mamang Keithel today.

The demonstration was jointly organised by the Joint Committee on ILPS, Waheng Khuman Khuman Meira Paibi Lup, Youth Organisation Club, Thounoujam Mangolnganbi Devi Polo Development Association and Pakhangba Mashaigol Youth Welfare Association, Wahengkhuman.

The demonstrators hold placards reading “No land ownership to non-Manipuris,” “We demand ILPS in Manipur,” :No Permit no entry in Manipur,” “Release the 24 students and mothers without any conditions.”

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