DIMAPUR, Sept 10 - The Nagaland Government today issued an advisory as a preventive measure against possible influx of illegal immigrants into the State.
The advisory issued by the Home Department said all entry points and check gates manned by the police should be suitably strengthened to prevent any possible influx of illegal immigrants. Mobile patrolling at vulnerable locations should also be activated.
It said non-locals entering the State should not be allowed without valid passes issued by the district administrations and that any unusual influx of outsiders without valid passes should be promptly brought to the knowledge of the district administration concerned.
The Government has also asked all village, town and municipal authorities to strictly monitor the influx of people from outside the State. It directed the district administrations and the police to verify the antecedents of tenants and also strictly monitor the regulation of the inner line permit (ILP) system, especially along the border areas.
In another development, the Public Action Committee (PAC) of the Naga Council Dimapur (NCD), in a representation to Nagaland Governor RN Ravi, reiterated its earlier stand in addressing the issue of �illegal collection� of money by both State Government agencies and �non-state actors� in Dimapur.
Highlighting the �social menace�, the representation pointed to the ceasefire between the Government of India and the Naga political groups (NPGs).
The representation, signed by PAC convenor Vekhosayi Nyekha and co-convenor K Gokheto K Chophy, said the ceasefire between the Government of India and the NPGs has brought about peace and economic benefits.
However, it said, the illegal collection of money by vested interest groups in the State Government machinery and the NPGs have increased manifold during the ceasefire period.
�Ceasefire has become a licence for illegal collection. This is especially true in the case of Dimapur. The younger generation is losing faith in the existing rule of law since they have nowhere to redress their grievances,� it said.
The PAC appreciated the intention of both the Centre and the NPGs in finding a peaceful and honourable solution to the long-standing Naga issue and was confident that no stone would be left unturned towards achieving the goal.
It said in the intervening period when a solution is being worked out, the interests of the general public should not be ignored and their rights should be protected.
The committee appealed to the Governor to immediately end �illegal collection� of money by the State Government machinery. It added the issue of �illegal collection� of money by the NPGs must be resolved through a peace process and the rule of law must be strengthened.