Pressure groups to resume fresh agitations against non-implementation of ILP

SHILLONG Nov 18: The Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisations (CoMSO) on Wednesday decided to resume fresh agitations to demand the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state.

CoMSO chairman Robertjune Kharjahrin said that the conglomeration of various pressure groups of the State has also asked the Meghalaya government to re-introduce the Meghalaya Residential Safety and Security Amendment Bill 2020 which was re-sent by the Governor, to the state government.

On the implementation of the ILP, the CoMSO stated that the central government should respect the resolution passed by the Meghalaya Assembly last year to urge the centre to implement it in Meghalaya.

“This is due to lack of political will. If citizens of other states have the right to protect themselves though ILP, why the indigenous people of Meghalaya does not have the same right,” Kharjahrin said.

The CoMSO also said that the MLAs of the state should not be silent on the issue but should rake up the issue to demand ILP.

“We want to see the legislators of Meghalaya protest and demand for implementation of ILP,” the CoMSO chairman said.

Meanwhile, the CoMSO informed that on as part of the agitation to press for ILP, on November 27 there will be a black flag protest and on December 4, sit in protest will be organised in all the districts of the state.

Moreover, on Thursday, the KSU, FKJGP, HNYF, RBYF, GSU, AYWO and ADE will organize a sit in demonstration at Madan Malki.

The protest is against the non-implementation of ILP, slow progress of Entry/Exit gates, Citizenship Amendment Act and non-inclusion of Khasi language in the 8th Schedule.