IMPHAL, August 2: The demand for implementing the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system remained persistent with protest demonstrations being staged across the State in solidarity with the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System spearheading the movement.
Protest demonstrations were organised by Lourungpurel Leikai Meira Paibi, NYK club of Kabrabam Leikai, Kha Nongpok Apunba Meira Paibi Lup of Bamon Kampu, Mongkhanglambi Makha Womens Welfare Association of Singjamei Wangma Mongkhanglambi Makha Leirak demanding implementation of the ILP System in Manipur.
Similar protests were also witnessed in the Greater Imphal area at Langol Games Village, Naoremthong, Sagolband Moirang Hanuba, Hairangoithong, Tera Bazar, Koirengei, Mayang Langjing.
In Bishnupur district, the Leimaram Women Development Association, Heinoubok Meira Paibi Development Association, Leimaram Yaipha Lamjing Lup (LYLL) jointly staged a sit in protest cum public meeting demanding ILP implementation in the State in front of LYLL office today.
The meeting was attended by Th. Manihar advisor Mapi Council, K Sunil president NIPCO as presidium members.
Protest was also held at Leimaram Waroiching jointly by JCILPS, Meira Paibi Lups Leimaram Waroiching, & Ichum Kom, Loibol Khunou, Sadu Chiru villages of Senapati district.
On the other hand, a one day discussion on Inner Line Permit System in Manipur was also held at the Uripok Cheirap Court today, organised by the All Manipur Bar Association (AMBA).
AMBA president Khaidem Mani, senior advocate R K Nokulsana and advocate Th Manihar Singh attended the discussion as resource persons.
Addressing the gathering, Khaidem Mani opined that the main objective of today’s discussion was to explore the legal provisions and feasibilities of implementing the ILP System in the State.
“If the State government is sincerely mounting pressure on the Central government, why won’t the Centre agree on the issue? Half of the responsibility to enact the Inner Line Permit lies with the State government,” said Khaidem Mani.
Appealing the legal experts, intellectuals and civil organizations to discuss and analyze on the matter, he further suggested the MLAs to apprise the union Government and meet the Prime Minister or the Home Minister in the larger interest of the people of the State.