Govt-JCILPS talk on course, following advocate Arjun’s release

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IMPHAL, September 6: Talks between the State government and the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System might be held on September 9, following the unconditional release of the latter’s executive member advocate Pukhrambam Arjun Singh from judicial custody.

The JCILPS had earlier turn down an invitation of the Chief Minister for talks on September 4 after the government failed to release the advocate.

JCILPS convenor Ibotombi Khuman lauded the government for the unconditional release of the committee’s executive member and said that he will attend the talk with the government on the issue.

Arjun was arrested on July 28, 2014 from the Keishampat ILPS protest site, he said.

He continued that the committee has already received verbal invitation for talk from the government schedule for September 9.

Meanwhile, Arjun said he was happy to know that members and volunteers of the JCILPS have continued with the movement.

He also expressed gratitude over the people’s support to seek his unconditional release.

Arjun Singh said he was charged under section 17/20 UA (P) Act but was released after all charges have been dropped.

He further expressed that he will continue whole heartedly supporting the movement to implement Inner Line Permit System in the State.

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