Dimapur, July 20: Consultative meeting held between the state government and non Naga community at Chumukedima in Dimapur on Saturday (July 20).
Representatives from various Non Naga Communities of Dimapur including Assamese, Bengali, Bihari, Meitei, Agarwal, Brahmin, S.D. Jain, Bhojpuri, Muslim Council Dimapur, Nagaland Gorkha Association, Chumukedima Hindu society among others attended the consultative meeting.
Speaking at the meeting, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that the exercise for creation of the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) is required for protection and security of the legal citizens and not to harass them.
Unless a system is put in place to check illegal immigrants, Dimapur the commercial hub of Nagaland would be in shambles. The Chief Minister said that the proposed RIIN would give protection to the genuine people and communities of the state who are permanent settlers in Nagaland.
Also speaking at the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Nagaland, Y. Patton said that RIIN would be the master list of all indigenous inhabitants and it has been planned to be prepared after an extensive survey by involving all concern under the overall supervision of the district administration. He also said that no decision on RIIN would be taken in haste.
Chief Secretary Nagaland, Temjen Toy said that RIIN or ILP will be an ongoing process where views and opinions of every stakeholder would be taken on board so that no community feels discriminated.
He informed that a Committee has been set up where issues pertaining to RIIN would be addressed and examined by the committee after serious study.