IMPHAL, Sept 4 - Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has been invited to attend an International Peace Conference in Imphal.
Manipur Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand informed this to media here on Monday after meeting the spiritual leader during his recent visit to Dharmashala in Himachal Pradesh on the sideline of attending a recent conference on �Tribals of India and social issues� at Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla on Friday.
Speaker Khemchand, however, said that the tentative date for the conference will be finalised soon according to the convenience of the spiritual leader and others. The primary objective of the conference is to bring peace in the Northeastern State.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was on a 12-day visit to Assam and Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh) in April this year. Elaborating about the conference at Himachal Pradesh University, Khemchand said that the gathering also discussed the burning issues of protection of indigenous people.
But interestingly, according to their land law, the non-Himachali cannot buy agricultural land in Himachal Pradesh, he added. So it would be interesting to study such kind of land laws at this juncture. Manipur had been experiencing widespread public movement for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit System as in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram (or a similar mechanism).