IMPHAL, July 21: Contending that the government has not taken up any substantial step so far to enact a new bill despite the passing of six days of the 15-day deadline set, the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has cautioned that another uprising may occur if a new bill acceptable to the people is not passed by the government within the deadline.
In a statement, the committee reiterated that there has been no formal invitation from the side of the government to hold discussion on the enactment of a new bill.
There has to be proper time and place for holding a meeting between the government and public to end the impasse over the enactment of a new bill otherwise it will not draw the desired results, it said.
Asking the concerned law department and legal experts to enact a fresh bill acceptable to the people within the set deadline and let the government pass it the Assembly, the statement made it clear that the proposed bill should be solely based on the protection of the indigenous people.
It appealed to the people to continue with different forms of democratic agitation till a new bill acceptable to the people is passed by the government.