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ILP logjam: students bearing the brunt

Manipur students are made to bear the brunt of ILP logjam. Schools and colleges in the restive north eastern state are refusing to resume the classes after the death of a school boy in police firing.    

Despite repeated requests, the authorities have not allowed the schools and colleges to reopen apprehending fresh orgy of violence that has been keeping the state on the boil.

If this situation refuses to die down, the students will have to lose an academic session. The main problem is ILP issue which will take time to be resolved.

Now the schools and colleges are safe den for the security forces deployed in the capital city to maintain land and order. 

Imphal denizens blamed it all on the authorities who has been desperately trying to resolve the simmering situation.

“The situation is tense. We are fighting for our own identity. We don’t allow any influx. We are tired of bearing the burden,” said a local resident of Imphal

Manipur people believe that they are outnumbered by the outsiders. Days are not far when the indigenous lot would have to fight for survival.  That’s why, the need of the hour is a slew of clear cut strategy. 

The government passed the Manipur Regulation of Visitors, Tenants and Migrant Workers (MRVT&MW) Bill 2015, on March, 16 2015. But it failed to address the issues confronting lakhs of the indigenous lot.

Backed by the various organizations, the students hit the streets reiterating the demand. But policemen sprang upon the innocent lots where Sapam Robinhood died. 

But irony is that while the people in living in Manipur have been demanding Inner Line Permit System, others across the country have called it a fight against the non Manipuris.

“We don’t want to prevent the non Manipuris. The fears of the Manipuris have been realized

in Tripura, where the Tripuris have became a minority in their own ancestral land,” said a local resident.

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Imphal, Manipur

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