With objective to fill the communication gap between various people of the state, Joint committee on Inner line permit systems today began ‘Save Indigenous People’s Campaign’ at Manipur Press Club Imphal.
Speaking to media persons, convener of JCILPS, Khomdram Ratan said that the campaign is being organized to bridge the gap of misunderstanding between different communities in the state.
“Public meeting, awareness program, camera meeting, panel discussion, interaction with leaders of political parties and different communities will be the part of the campaign”, Ratan said.
He said the JCILPS has suspended the proposed agitation from Dec 16 in view of the forthcoming Christmas Festival, examinations of schools and request made by the state government during the meeting held on Dec. 9.
S. Noren, Associate professor, of Statistics, Imphal College while speaking on the occasion stressed on the need to have a regulation to check illegal influx of foreign nations in the state. He said before the erstwhile kingdom merged to Indian Union there was a regulation to check illegal influx of migrants in the region but after merger to Indian since, the regulation has been lifted the state is facing serious problems of illegal migrants. He said government should make special law to protect the indigenous people of the state.
He further added that Army and para military are increasing day by day to protect the border area of the state but it seem like that they are using only to control underground militant.
President of the Editor Guild Ahongsangbam Mobi and senior advocate Khaidem Mani attended the occasion as presidium members.