State-JCILPS meeting deferred

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IMPHAL, September 4:The scheduled meeting between the State government and Joint Committee for Implementation of Inner Line Permit regarding the implementation of ILP has been deferred for a few more after representatives of JACILP decided to skip the meeting today.

The convenor of the political parties committee on ILP, Naoria Pakhanglakpa MLA RK Anand said the meeting between the government and JCILP was fixed today after the State government took suggestions from the committee formed by all the political parties in Manipur

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has officially invited the JCILP on September 2 to have a thorough discussion to short out the means for implementing ILP system with the help of expert opinions, he adds.

Before the meeting began, JCILP submitted a letter demanding the release of advocate Pukhrambam Arjun who was in judicial custody and informed of its decision to stay away from the meeting until he was released.

Keeping the new development in mind, the Chief Minister decided to defer the meeting and the government will consider releasing advocate Arjun but the demand couldn’t be fulfilled today because the government have to consider the legalities, the Naoria Pakhanglakpa MLA said.

He further said that the government will convene a meeting with the JCILP on Tuesday after the release of Arjun on Monday.

The government get to know about the demand in a short notice and the government being occupied with other burning issues such as the blockade imposed by UNC the government couldn’t meet their demand, RK said.

On the other hand, all the members of the all political party committee led by deputy CM Gaikhangam were present for the scheduled meeting.

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