Imphal, April 23: Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) today submitted memorandum containing a 24 points to the President of India through the Governor’s Secretary at around 1 pm today about an hour before President landed at Imphal airport. The memorandum urges the president of India to give his consent to the three ILPS related Bill passed by the Manipur Legislative Assembly last year after various agitation by the people of the state. The three Bills – the Protection of Manipur Peoples Bill-2015 , Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reformation (7th amendment Bill 2015) and Manipur Shops and Establishment 2nd Amendment Bill 2015 which was passed on August 31, last year is being sent to the President for taking assent.
In the memorandum it is also reportedly mentioned that ILPS legislations is the need of the hour of the state as the Indigenous people of the state are now at the verge of extinction. It said it is important for both the country and the world community to protect and preserved the culture and tradition of the indigenous people as it is a treasure for human being. The memorandum also stated about the need for immediate implementation of the legislation and urged the president to give consent to the three ILPS related Bills.
Speaking to media person convenor of the JCIPLS expressed dissatisfaction over the state government failure to take prior appointment from the president office to allow the JCILPS member to meet the President. He said had the state government forwarded the request of the JCILPS in time there would have been no objection to the meeting of the president by the members of the JCIPLS.