IMPHAL, Sept 4 - The Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has renewed its civil movement by taking out a public rally on Monday in pursuit of their demand for enforcement of Inner Line Permit (ILP) System or a similar mechanism in the State.
Displaying banners which read �Pass ILP Bill in winter session, no non-local should be allowed to contest and cast vote in upcoming panchayat polls�, the volunteers of JCILPS, including women, took out the rally through streets in Imphal.
JCILPS, a conglomerate of 40 civil society organisations, has been demanding enforcement of ILP system as in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram to monitor the influx of non-locals, which has posed a serious threat to the existence of the indigenous people.
Meanwhile, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that the present government is taking up necessary steps by consulting experts to bring Bills to protect the interest of all communities in the State.
On Sunday, the JCILPS convenor, Arjun Telheiba, said that people in the State have agreed to a new Bill which would be acceptable to all indigenous communities.
The JCILPS is also preparing to hold a convention with representatives of all indigenous communities residing in the State within the current month.