IMPHAL, September 3: The Langthabal Lep Makha Leikai Nupi Marup, Social Reformation and Development Club and Young Welfare Club staged a sit-in-protest cum public meeting on Inner Line Permit System in Manipur at Thong Amanbi Community Hall, Langthabal Lep Makha Leikai today.
During the public meeting, speakers laid awareness regarding the increase in influx of non-Manipuris into the State which is alarming.
During the meeting, the locals resolved to heighten agitations seeking implementation of the ILPS in Manipur within the year 2014 and to pressure the State government for unconditional release of Advocate Arjun who is detained under judicial custody.
Meanwhile, Joint Committee of Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has stated in a press release that a general body meeting conducted on September 2 regarding the invitation from the Chief Minister for talk on ILPS and has accepted the invite.
In its acceptance letter sent to RK Anand, convenor, All Political Party Committee it has proposed to include advocate Pukhrambam Arjun, executive member, JCILPS in the talk to be held at the Chief Minster’s secretariat.
While stating that advocate Arjun has been wrongfully charged and arrested, the JCILPS has said unless the advocate is released unconditionally, it may create problems in the talk.
The Young Welfare Club has stated that a sit-in-protest cum meeting demanding implementation of the Inner Line Permit System in the State was held in collaboration with Langthabal Lep Makha Leikai Nupi Marup and Social reformation and Development Club at Ima Lairembi Community Hall on September 3 at 10 am.
According to a press release of the club, the event was attended by social workers Ngangbam Ibohal Singh, Leishangthem Ibobi Meitei and YWC president Laishram Biroh Singh as guests of honour while social worker Thiyam Ibomcha Meitei presided over the protest, it said adding that locals including school teachers and students also attended the protest.
JCILPS spokesperson Sanoujam Tombiraj spoke on the implementation of ILPS in Manipur, it said.
It further stated that four resolutions were unanimously passed during the protest cum discussion by the organising members.
The resolutions were to support JCILPS in its movement demanding implementation of the ILPS in the State and seeking release from judicial custody of JCILPS member and advocate Arjun during September unconditionally and to stop non-Manipuris from entering Langthabal Lep and Langthabal Mantrikhong Makha Leikai without permission of clubs and Meira Paibis, it said.