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Meet to discuss ILP

Shillong, April 17: Pro inner-line permit (ILP) groups will meet Meghalaya government officials on April 29 for further deliberations on the system.

There are 13 pressure groups from Khasi-Jaintia and Garo hills regions, which have been demanding implementation of the ILP as a measure to check influx and illegal immigration into the state.

Sources today said the government has already sent official invitations to the groups for the April 29 meeting.

The last time the groups and the government met was on January 15 following months of agitation. From September until December last year, the state witnessed a spate of violence following a standoff between the government and the pressure groups on the ILP.

While the government has ruled out the implementation of the ILP, an offshoot of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873, the groups have been batting for the permit regime as they feel it is the only system to fight influx and illegal immigration.

The groups have said they are armed with ideas to stren gthen the existing permit regime and will submit these to the government.


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