DIMAPUR, Aug 24 - The Naga Students� Federation (NSF), along with its federating units, organised a public rally in Kohima today to protest against influx of illegal immigrants into Nagaland and also to demand inclusion of Dimapur district under the purview of the inner line permit (ILP) system.
The students held a short programme outside the NSF office in Kohima before taking out the rally. Braving incessant rain, hundreds of students and members of the public marched from the NSF office to the Chief Minister�s official residence to submit a memorandum.
The Chief Minister�s office, in a communique, said a delegation comprising the NSF and its federating units, including the All Nagaland College Students� Union, submitted a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday. The memorandum was received by the adviser to the Chief Minister, Viketol Sakhrie.
The communique stated that the students� delegation stressed the exigency regarding stringent implementation of the ILP, including the need to bring Dimapur under its purview, to check illegal immigration into the State.
The student leaders also highlighted their activities in checking ILP defaulters and appealed to the State Government to take necessary measures in this regard, particularly by streamlining the ILP issue mechanism and sensitising all the district administrations in the matter.
The adviser to the Chief Minister appreciated the concern and efforts of the student bodies in addressing the problem. He also conveyed the Chief Minister�s views on the issue.
Sakhrie told the student leaders that the influx of illegal immigrants has the potential to impact future generations. He stressed the need for all sections of the society to work collectively to address the problem for the sake of posterity.
On behalf of the Chief Minister and the State Government, the adviser assured that the State Government was working with all seriousness in the matter. He added the Chief Minister would call a joint consultative meeting in this regard with all stakeholders in the near future.