IMPHAL, June 25 - An all political parties meeting was held here to discuss some important issues of the State including the present scenario arising out of the public movement demanding implementation of Inner Line Permit System(ILPS) or a mechanism to protect the interests of the indigenous people of Manipur, at the CM�s Secretariat on Saturday, sources said.
The meeting chaired by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh was attended by representatives of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, Bharatiya Janata Party, CPI, CPM, Aam Aadmi Party, JD(U), Lok Jana Sakti and other national and regional parties.
Sources said that the meeting also took stock of the situation after President withheld his assent to three Bills passed by Manipur Assembly which are aimed at regulating entry and stay of migrants in the State.
Meanwhile, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) Against Anti-Tribal Bills will organise a mass mourning cum prayer programme to mark the 300th day of the tribal movement at Churachandpur district headquarters on June 26.
Newmai News adds: The crucial meeting decided to introduce a fresh bill in the next session of the State Assembly to �protect and preserve the interest of all indigenous people� of the State after assent to the Protection of Manipur Peoples Bill, 2015 was withheld by the President.
�As the PMP Bill was withheld by the President, it is felt that a new Bill needs to be prepared immediately to protect and preserve the indigenous people of the State,� a statement said.
After a detailed discussion, the meeting adopted three important resolutions. The first resolution is to entrust legal and Constitutional experts for drafting a new Bill which will enable the State Government to enact a new legislation to protect and preserve the indigenous people of Manipur.
The second resolution says due consultation shall be made with stakeholders of both hills and valley people of the State before finalisation of the new draft bill. The third resolution is to introduce the new bill in the next session of the State Assembly.
The statement appealed to all citizens of Manipur to maintain peace and to extend full cooperation to the efforts of the All Political Parties and the State Government towards the accomplishment of the exercise to have a new legislation.