JCILPS bans male vendors from Ima Keithel

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IMPHAL, August 25: Continuing with their movement demanding implementation of Inner Line Permit System in the State, the Joint Committee on ILPS, Women wing today conducted a drive to check the credentials and identity proofs of non locals.

The drive launched to weed out non-locals without proper valid papers was conducted at Masjid Road, Paona Bazar.

Members of the committee said they will check ‘intrusion’ of the ema keithel by non-local male vendors.

JCILPS women wing convenor, L Nganbi said from tomorrow no male vendor will be allowed space inside the ema keithels.

The ema keithels are famous for having only women vendors, and so male migrants cannot be allowed to vend in the keithels, she said.

Meanwhile, a public meeting in connection with the Inner Line Permit System was held today at the Icham Khunou, Thoubal Zilla today.

The meeting which was jointly organised by the Icham Khunou Meira paibi Lup, Icham Khunou Youth Welfare Association and LI English School, Icham Khunou was attended by several elders of the locality, students and meira paibis.

MAPI council advisor Th Manihar and Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System member Sunil Karam spoke on the occasion as resource persons.

Newmai News Network adds: During the drive of the JCILPS most of the non-local residents produced their Voter ID cards which identified them to be residents of Sagolband constituency and their cards were duly signed by the Imphal West Deputy Commissioner.

Many of the non-Manipuris did not possess papers issued to them by their respective State authorities. The volunteers of JCILPS, Women Wing warned them to have their proper documents or else they would face another difficult situation next time, said the report.

Later in the day, the JCILPS, Students Wing raided a dozen of bakery shops at Babupara in Imphal. They seized a large quantity of bakery items in the raid.

A large quantity of bakery products infested with fungus and selling beyond expiry dates were seized from 12 bakery shops at Babupara, Moirangthem Angamba, convenor, JCILPS, Students Wing told reporters.

He said the seized food items had been burned down and destroyed at Keishampat Junction.

Angamba appealed to the Food Safety Department to look into such matters and take maximum care while issuing licenses to bakery shops in future.

He warned that all bakery shops which have not possessed health license and also shop license will be closed down within one week.

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