IMPHAL, Dec 3 - Decrying the Manipur Government�s silence and its subsequent failure to materialise the consensual agreement signed on August 25 this year, the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) has threatened to renew its agitation from December 16 if the government failed to fulfil their demands on or before December 15.
�More than 100 days have passed since the signing of the consensual agreement. The government has fallen short to execute the points agreed in our meeting not to speak of taking up any visible initiative so far�, Khomdram Ratan, Convenor-in-charge of JCILPS which spearheaded a three-month-long agitation in the State demanding a law similar to Inner Line Permit in force in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram and regulation of influx of migrants into Manipur.
Expressing disappointment over the government�s silence since the passing of the three bills in the State Assembly on August 31, Ratan said a memorandum was also submitted to the Chief Minister on Wednesday. The three bills are Protection of Manipur People�s Bill, 2015, Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2015 and Manipur Shop and Establishment (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015.
According to the agreement, the government has to constitute a Manipur State Population Commission to assess the problems and issues of demographic imbalance and other related matters so as to take up measures towards social harmony and peace and advise the government on effective measures on land use policies and help ameliorate inter-community tension and enhance the respect for democracy and diversity in the State.
The JCILPS also charged the State Government with failure to extend financial support to those who sustained injury during the agitation.