Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) today submitted the draft memorandum to the office of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh at around 2 pm. A press statement of Md Kheirudin Shah, Asst Media Coordinator JCILPS said that the memorandum consist of three parts, that is Part-I, II and III.
It said, Part I lays out the reasons for submission of the memorandum on the need for introduction of ILP system or similar law in Manipur.
Part II deals with the objective historical narrative of the pre-merger polity. Its policies on outsiders, its laws of integration of outside incoming elements into the prevailing social structure and its policies for regulation and control of migrant population which can be considered in preamble and back ground history in the framing of an alternative law in view of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation 1873. The arguments raised here could also be considered for designing a fresh legislation to receive our permit system applied during the Maharaja’s rule which was also approved by the Government of India in 1948, but unfortunately abolished under controversial circumstances in 1950.
Part III of the Memorandum includes the JCILP’s justification of the Compatibility with the constitution of India and International law of the 5 point demand, namely:-
(i) on issue of permit; (ii) on cut off base year of non-indigenous persons; (iii) on the issue of non-alienation of land to non indigenous persons; (iv) on issue of expansion and smooth functioning of the labour department and (v) on detection and deportation of non indigenous people.