IMPHAL, March 13 � The most awaited bill that aims at protecting the interest of indigenous people of the State by regulating the entry of non-Manipuris into the State was introduced in the State Assembly on Friday. Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh introduced the bill � Manipur Regulation of Visitors, Tenants and Migrant Workers Bill-2015, in the House today.
The Assembly session resumed today after a break of eight days. Earlier, the session which commenced on February 25 was scheduled to conclude on March 4 last.
The bill introduced today is in place of the Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) which is in force in Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.
The bill was drafted by the State Government based on the recommendations made by a high level committee constituted by the government with representatives of political parties.
All Political Parties� Committee on ILPS which the State Government constituted following a mass protest from the people under the aegis of Joint Action Committee on ILPS (JCILPS) submitted its 280-page report to the CM on December 10 last.
Earlier, the House condoled the demise of former Minister and CPI leader Ph Parijat Singh on March 5. The House also observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul.