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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma in Assembly on Thursday.
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma in Assembly on Thursday.|EastMojo picture
MEGHALAYA

Meghalaya Assembly passes ILP resolution; ball in Centre’s court

Meghalaya Assembly unanimously passed the resolution for ILP across state. Congress had issued whip to party MLAs to support Conrad govt’s resolution.

Princess Giri Rashir

Princess Giri Rashir

Shillong: The Meghalaya Assembly has on Thursday, unanimously passed the resolution to implement Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state. The Centre now has to amend the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873.

A special session of the Assembly was called on Thursday for the passage of the resolution.

Opposition chief whip and Congress MLA P T Swakmie had issued a whip asking all 19 Congress MLAs to support the government resolution.

The clamour for ILP in Meghalaya grew after the Centre introduced ILP in whole of Manipur just days before CAB became a law.

“This is work half done. Full victory will be when union home minister Amit Shah will give us the Christmas gift and implement ILP in the state,” Robert June Karjahrin, general secrettary, HYC told EastMojo immediately after the resolution was passed.

Robert appealed to the union home minister to listen to the voices and request of the people and said that the awareness programme about CAA would continue and the student organisations of the state would continue to build pressure on the Central government till they do not implement ILP in Meghalaya,

Meanwhile, curfew has been relaxed for 13 hours in Shillong till 7pm on Thursday. Mobile internet services remain suspended.