Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh on Friday said the government will recommend the Centre to re-introduce the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system or Inner Line (IL) Regulation in the State once the Cabinet takes a decision in this regard.
Ibobi also articulated the need to take assured precautionary measures to monitor influx in the State, mainly in the border town of Moreh. Opposition leader Radhabinod Koijam said that there will be a demographic and social change if the government fails to control the influx in the State.
“Let the Cabinet first take a decision so that the government can urge the Centre”, said Ibobi while descriptive on a private members’ resolution by N Mangi on the re-introduction of ILP system in the State.
Opposition MLA Morung Makunga said that “Every village in my constituency has a Myanmarese. They settle here after their marriege with the local girls.”
Another opposition MLA RK Anand said that the situation took a severe turn when the ILP system was removed from the State in November 1950. Since then, the number of migrants has increased at a rapid rate. Currently ILP Regulation was in force in 3 NE States, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram.