IMPHAL, Sept 20 � Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh held a discussion with the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) on implementation of ILP in the State here yesterday.
After a detailed discussion on the issue it was decided to hold the next meeting here on September 22, according to a statement issued by the CM�s Secretariat.
Sixteen members of the JCILPS led by its convenor H Ibotombi Khuman and 13 members of the Government Committee on ILP including its chairman Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam and convenor RK Anand, MLA attended the meeting.
The JCILPS has been agitating since June demanding implementation of the ILPS to control the influx of illegal migrants in the State.
ILPS, which restricts outsiders from entering a State and staying there without permission, is enforced in three Northeastern States of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram. It was withdrawn from Manipur in November 1950 but the people are now demanding its re-introduction in the State.
On Thursday night, more than 40 JCILPS members who were detained in police custody since September 8, were released unconditionally to facilitate the talks on the issue.
Ex-gratia: Meanwhile, the Manipur Government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the Ukhrul blast on Wednesday last.