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Ban on entry of non-locals into Manipur

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Demanding protection of indigenous people&’s right, Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) on Thursday announced that entry of non-locals, including national leaders, in Manipur will be banned beginning September 23.

“Entry of non-locals in the state will be banned from September 23. National leaders visit to the state is also boycotted. The committee&’s decision, however, is not against India or the non-locals but to make the state government realise the need to protect the rights of indigenous people in the state”. JCILPS convenor, BK Moirangcha said.

JCIPLS has urged all political parties to take a definite stand on the Inner Line Permit System and publicise it in their manifesto.

“JCILPS&’s boycott on non-locals does not apply to non-local government servants in the state” Moirangcha said.

The committee also declared to ban street vendors without valid license from Friday.

Warning of strong protests, Moirangcha said if the government failed to take necessary actions within seven days, the committee will impose strong agitations in the form of office picketing and storming MLAs residents.

“If the government fails to call an assembly, within seven days to pass a bill for the protection of indigenous people&’s right, the JCILP will resort to strong agitations like government office picketing, storming MLAs residents and other forms of protest”. Moirangcha said.

Meanwhile, JCILPS Women&’s wing stormed the Raj Bhawan on Thursday evening.

However, the women&’s wing was stopped by police, saying they had not submitted a memorandum or sought prior permission from the governor.

JCIPLS convenor in-charge Women wing TH Apabi condemned the police and the governor and said the womenfolk was there to appraise the governor the need to protect the rights of the indigenous people.