AJYCP forms human chain to demand ILP in Assam
Members of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) formed a human chain in Dibrugarh to demand the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Assam, on Thursday.
Speaking on the sidelines of the demonstration, AJYCP general secretary, Priyabrat Gohain said, "ILP is a long-pending demand of the Assamese people and over the years, we have staged various protests across Assam for its implementation."
Gohain further went on to say that ILP is necessary to protect and safeguard the interest of the indigenous people of Assam. Citing examples of other Northeastern states where ILP has been implemented with the help of the centre, he said, “The other northeastern states like Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Manipur already have it. In Assam, the influx of migrants from other states is posing a serious threat to the indigenous population. In such a scenario, ILP is the only solution.”
Introduced by the British under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations Act, 1873, states under the ILP’s ambit require all outsiders (including Indian citizens from other states) to obtain prior permission from respective authorities before entering these states.
In 2019, Manipur became the fourth state in the Northeast to come under the purview of ILP, with President Ram Nath Kovind signing the order to that effect on December 11.
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