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Committee puts permit plan on hold

Imphal, Nov. 19: The joint committee on inner line permit, Manipur, today deferred its plan to issue stay permits to non-Manipuris living in the state after the Okram Ibobi Singh government requested it to reconsider its stand.

The committee, a conglomerate of citizens’ bodies, was planning to issue forms for stay permits to non-Manipuris from today after the deadline given to the Centre to enforce the permit system ended yesterday.

The committee today responded positively to an appeal by deputy chief minister Gaikhangam during a meeting last night. “We have agreed to defer the plan,” the committee’s convener, Sapamcha Jadumani, said.

The deputy chief minister had appealed to the committee to join hands with the state government in pursuing the decision taken by the state Assembly to implement the inner line permit system in the state.

The Assembly had intimated the decision taken on July 13 to the Centre but the home ministry had rejected it. The government is preparing to approach the Centre again.

“We appeal to joint committee to team up with the state government in sending a reminder of the state Assembly decision to the Centre. Implementation of the system is not under the state government’s purview; only the Centre can do it. The joint committee and government should not take contradictory stands. We should not send the message that there is no rule of law in Manipur by issuing stay permits to non-Manipuris,” Gaikhangam said.

The committee wanted to issue forms from today and start issuing the permits when the form submission process ended on December 19.


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