IMPHAL, Sept 15 - A delegation of Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) called on Manipur Governor Dr Syed Ahmed at Raj Bhavan here today urging him to give his assent to the Bills which were passed by Manipur Assembly on August 31.
Later, JCILPS Convenor-in-charge Kh Ratan told media persons that they approached the Governor to clear the Bills meant to protect the indigenous population of the State.
The Bills in question are Protection of Manipur Peoples Bill, 2015, The Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2015 and The Manipur Shops and Establishments (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015.
Regarding the opposition from hill-based civil society bodies to the Bills, Ratan clarified that it was due to misunderstanding and communication gap. There is nothing in the Bill that would affect the interests of the people in the hills, he added.
Meanwhile, rallies continue to be staged in Churachandpur to protest the passage of the three Bills.