Will ILP be implemented in Meghalaya?

Shillong: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday informed the House in response to the Inner Line Permit (ILP) implementation demands, the state government has held a series of meetings with NGOs, and various committees were constituted to find out a solution.

Sangma, responding to a zero-hour notice tabled by MLA Mayralborn Syiem, informed that the state government is taking all possible steps to urge the Indian Government to examine and consider the state government’s proposal.

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Syiem urged the Meghalaya government to come clean on whether the Central Government will implement ILP or not.

Sangma said, “The Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed by Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on March 19, 2020, and sent to the Governor for his assent and the matter is presently under discussion.”

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He added that to ensure the entire state is exempted from the purview of the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly passed a unanimous resolution on March 16, 2020, urging the GOI to exempt Meghalaya, including the areas not covered under the Sixth Schedule of the constitution from the purview of the said Act.

A memorandum was submitted to the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on February 23, 2021, in which the demand for ILP implementation was also included.

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