TURA, Aug 4 - A conglomeration of NGOs from Garo Hills stated in a joint release today that they have not given up the demand for Inner Line Permit (ILP), but have only accepted the government�s move to enforce a new mechanism to check the menace of influx.
The conglomeration of NGOs, however, criticised the government for the delay in getting the mechanism ready even though it was promised a year back.
The ILP demand within Garo Hills is supported by the GSU, FKJGP, AYWO and ADE, along with Ngos of Khasi and Jaintia Hills.
�We have not given up the demand for ILP, but in good faith are waiting and cooperating for the implementation of promised new mechanisms to check influx. The ball is in the government�s court to prove that the slew of mechanisms it suggested, are as strong as the ILP. We will otherwise have no option but to once again raise our voices,� stated the release.
The Ngos felt the government is taking too long to construct entry and exit points, something that would be the first point in the control of influx. The Ngos are set to tour the entire Garo Hills region to ascertain what exactly is going regarding the promises made.
The release stated that the Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills has informed that so far six points have been identified in several places of West Garo Hills. They are at the Medhipara tri-junction, Abhirampara, Bhoglarbitha (Nidanpur), Bangalkatha, Phulbari Ghat, Singimari tri-junction and Tangaon.