IMPHAL, April 3 - A forum called North East Forum for Indigenous People (NEFIP) was constituted at the end of the day-long North East People�s Conference here to address the common issues confronting the region.
Announcing this at a hurriedly called press conference here, Ruatliana Fanai, who moderated the concluding session of the first-ever NE People�s Confrence, here today, informed that Ningthouja Lancha of Manipur has been unanimously nominated as the convenor of the core committee of NEFIP.
Ruatliana, a social activist from Mizoram said, �The Forum firmly resolved to stand unambiguously clear to oppose the impending threat that has come from the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.�
Regarding the functioning of the NEFIP, Ruatliana, who was accompanied by the leaders of various civil society organisations of NE States, said that every member State in the region has to nominate three members each to the core committee of the Forum.
He stated that the Forum shall have a State coordinating unit or State chapter which shall look after the activities with an objective to make the Forum democratic and inclusive. He added that the Forum also unanimously resolved to support the demands for the implementation of the ILP (Inner Line Permit) system, NRC (National Registration of Citizens) and other influx regulating legislations.
The next round of meeting of NEFIP is likely to be held in Shillong to deliberate on the future modalities and culmination of the conference as per the issues and concerns.
On Tuesday, the first NE People�s Conference was held in Imphal to create a common political platform for the Northeastern region.
The conference was jointly organised by the civil society organisations of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.