JCILPS snubs credibility of Drafting Committee, pledges to continue stir

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IMPHAL, July 31: Claiming that insincerity of the government is clearly palpable with the resignation of three MLAs from the Drafting Committee which has been entrusted with the responsibility to draft an acceptable bill to safeguard the indigenous people, the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has accused the government of trying to appease the people and committee by making false promises that an acceptable bill to do the needful will be drafted at the earliest.

In a statement signed by Assistant Media Co-ordinator of JCILPS Md Kheiruddin Shah Mojinmayum, the committee which is leading the mass movement for enactment of a new bill to monitor the incessant entry of outsiders into the state said the resignation of the three MLAs from the Drafting Committee came at a time when the government is assuring the people and the committee that a bill acceptable to all sections of the people will be drafted within the set deadline.

Following the resignation of the three MLAs from the Drafting Committee, the government`™s lackadaisical attitude towards drafting of the proposed bill which is the collective wishes of the people has come to the fore, it stated.

Saying that the ongoing mass movement for enactment of a fresh bill needs to be intensified as the government remains ineffective to the collective wishes of the people, the statement vowed to continue with different forms of agitation along with the public till an acceptable bill is passed by the government.

The government cannot easily fool the committee and public by inviting for talk on the proposed enactment of a new bill that also through the media. What the public want from the government is good governance nothing else which they have failed to deliver, it said.

Stating that the committee is closely monitoring the sudden resignation of the three MLAs from the Drafting Committee, it asked the political parties and government to desist from indulging in electoral politics by taking advantage of ILPS issue.

The ongoing legitimate movement for enactment of a new bill is solely for safeguarding the indigenous people, the statement said, appealing the people to intensify the ongoing agitation which the government is trying to suppress.

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