DIMAPUR, July 29 - A day ahead of final draft publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam on Monday, the Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has urged Nagaland Government to direct the police to thoroughly check inner line permits and other documents to check possible largescale influx of illegal immigrants from the neighbouring State into Nagaland.
It made the appeal to check the documents thoroughly as the inner line permit (ILP) system had become �virtually ineffective�.
In a statement on Sunday, the Council also appealed to the Naga people to wake up from their slumber to the danger lying ahead and the �impending doom looming on our coming generations�. The statement said it was time for the Nagas to unite and stand up together as the future of Naga people was at stake.
It also urged all villages and areas under it to remain vigilant and said the illegal immigrants who did not possess valid documents should be deported. The State Government on Friday had issued advisories to village, town and municipal authorities to strictly monitor and check possible infiltration of illegal immigrants. It also deployed additional police forces in the areas bordering Assam to check and prevent their influx into the State.
The CNTC said Nagaland had become an open house for all outsiders as there is no proper mechanism to control and the will to tackle the menace of unabated influx of illegal immigrants. It said the issue was crucial for people of the State as also for entire North East.
The CNTC also raised concern over issuing of indigenous certificates, trade licences and vehicle permits randomly by government agencies as well as by various local gaonburhas and colony chairmen for easy money without thinking about the grave consequences. It asked the State Government to nullify all such trade licenses, vehicle permits and indigenous certificates issued to suspected illegal immigrants.