Central government reviews implementation of ILP in Meghalaya: CM
In an attempt to end the influx and safeguard the interests of indigenous peoples, the central government is reviewing the requirement for an Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya.
This was briefed by Chief Minister of Meghalaya – Conrad K Sangma, while addressing the state budget assembly.
Sangma remarked that the state government is pursuing the matter with the Center and hopes a conclusion will be reached soon.
The Meghalaya CM said that the state government has sent several letters to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) since 2019. Meanwhile, on December 19, 2019, the Meghalaya Assembly unanimously passed a resolution urging the implementation of the ILP in the North Eastern State.
It should be noted that the ILP involves authorization of official travel documents issued by the central government, to allow domestic travel of an Indian citizen to a protected/restricted area for a limited period.
A British-era regulation designed to preserve the ethnicity and culture of northeastern tribes, the ILP requires all Indian citizens to obtain a special permit to enter border states and northeastern parts of India. ‘India.
The permit system is still in effect in Nagaland as well as in Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.