The demand for the implementation of Inner Line Permit in Meghalaya has been a long-pending issue
The demand for the implementation of Inner Line Permit in Meghalaya has been a long-pending issue|Representational image
MEGHALAYA

Meghalaya students’ body KSU threatens to intensify stir over ILP

Enough of patience; it is time to show aggressive agitation towards demand for Inner Line Permit in state, says Khasi Students’ Union president Lambok Marngnar

Princess Giri Rashir

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Shillong: With much disappointment, the Khasi Students' Union of Meghalaya on Saturday expressed that enough of patience has been shown and that it is time to show an aggressive agitation.

KSU president Lambok Marngnar said, "We are very disappointed with the outcome of the meeting, we were hoping that it will be positive but we were left disappointed as the Central government has said that they will examine the matter".

Marngar questioned why the implementation of ILP for Meghalaya is still being examined, whereas Manipur got ILP overnight. "This is totally insulting to the people of the state. ILP issue is a long-pending demand made by the people of Meghalaya," said Marngar.

"Enough of our patience, it is time to show our aggressive agitation. It is the responsibility of the state and central governments to whatever happens," added Marngar.

A Meghalaya delegation, led by chief minister Conrad K Sangma, met the Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday to seek for the implementation of ILP in the state. However, the attempt also turned out to be a failure like the previous ones, as Shah only assured to examine it.

Marngar said that not knowing how much time the Centre will take to implement ILP, but mentioned that the stand of the union is very clear and will continue to demand for the implementation of ILP.

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