Imphal, Sept 11
After remaining silent for quite some time, the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) is likely to begin an intense democratic agitation to get its long pending demand with the election of the new office bearer today.
YK Dhiren, a social activist who have been associated with the United Committee Manipur at the capacity of General Secretary and a prominent social activist who had been spearheading at almost all movement for the cause of the state and the common people has been elected as the new Convenor. Former Convenor Yumnamcha Dilip handed over the charge today at its office today. Along with Kh Chingkhei, Laishram Shyam Khuman, Brojendro Naorem, Haopu Kom and Kheiruddin Shah Mongjingmayum were also elected as the Co-convenor of the new JCILPS committee.
Soon after taking over the charge of Convenor of the JCILPS, YK Dhiren thank the components of the civil society bodies of the JCILPS for having trust in him and assured that he will work whole heartedly to achieve the goal of the JCILPS.
“ Keeping the Manipur Peoples’ Bill’ which was passed by the Manipur State Assembly in July 23, 2018 without giving assent by the President of India even as it is now a year is a clear indication of the Central government towards the sentiment of the people of the state”, Dhiren said.
“At this circumstances the JCILPS now felt that people need a more intensified democratic movement to make sure that the President of India give assent to the ‘Manipur Peoples’ Bill’”, Dhiren said.
He added that the JCILPS will start organizing various awareness campaign on the impact of migrants/outsiders to the indigenous people of the state. He also stated that until the Manipur Peoples’ Bill is converted into Act, the JCILPS will form ‘task force’ and will check influx of migrants without proper document at both the National Highways and start checking the influx of migrants after taking help from the state police.
YK Dhiren also appealed the Government of Manipur to act as per the sentiment of the people by exercising their political commitment. He was referring to the promises made by the Chief Minister for introduction of the NRC, commissioning of a population commission etc.