Meghalaya: Congress pushes centre to approve ILP implementation

Meghalaya: Congress pushes centre to approve ILP implementation

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SHILLONG: The opposition Congress is now all set to write to the Central government over its ‘its delay’ in giving the approval to implement Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya.

The opposition Chief Whip, PT Sawkmie said on Sunday said, “We will write and remind them that they should respect the resolution passed in one voice in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly to implement ILP in the state.”

“We urge them to be serious to our cause and fulfill the aspirations of the people of our state,” he also said.

Sawkmie however said that the Union minister apparently has not committed anything on the issue during his meeting with Chief Minister Conrad Sangma in New Delhi recently.

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He said that as elected representatives, the Opposition party members could not sit idle and remain, mute spectators, as ILP has been a long pending demand of the people of the state, and therefore, would be pursued aggressively.

It may be recalled that on December 19, 2019, amid raging demand by pressure groups for the implementation of ILP at the backdrop of the Centre passing the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), now an Act, the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly had unanimously passed a resolution during a special session to urge the Centre to implement ILP in the state.

However, communication from the Centre is still awaited on the issue.

Meanwhile, seven pressure groups have renewed their agitation against the delay in implementation of ILP in the state, besides pledging to voice their opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The groups have made it clear that the agitation would only be intensified in the days to come if their demands were not fulfilled.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Nov 23, 2020