IMPHAL, July 15 - Considering the widespread public demand, Manipur Assembly today unanimously resolved to withdraw the visitor�s regulation Bill called Manipur Regulation of Visitors, Tenants and Migrant Workers Bill (MRVTMW), 2015 which was passed by the Assembly on March 16, in a move to introduce a new Bill within three months.
The emergency sitting of the House took the decision following a public protest spearheaded by the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) demanding implementation of ILP system to regulate influx of outsiders in Manipur and subsequent rejection of the Bill by JCILPS on the ground that it does not provide the kind of protection that the ILP system guarantees.
�The government wants to introduce a new Bill by holding a special session of the Assembly within three months to fulfil the wishes of the people,� Chief Minister said prior to the withdrawal of the MRVTMW Bill in the House. �Once the Bill is ready say within 15 days, it can be introduced as the house is adjourned sine die�, he added.
However, the public protest demanding implementation of ILP system in the State continued today as the JCILPS is not ready to accept the decision. Stating that the government�s move was not satisfactory, JCILPS leader Kh Ratan demanded shortening of the government deadline to 15 days instead of three months. An official notification in this regard should be issued by 4 pm tomorrow, he said. The members of women market in Imphal also staged a protest march in Imphal. Meanwhile, Manipur People�s Party staged a sit-in demonstration here demanding enactment of a strong constitutional act to regulate the influx of outsiders to protect the indigenous population in the State.