Naga Students Federation (NSF) released a press statement on the issue of ILP and RIIN, on Wednesday (31 July).
Inner Line Permit (ILP) is 146 years old which has passed the test of time for over a century now. The successive governments has miserably failed to implement and execute the ILP diligently and sincerely for more than 6 decades, but instead allowed the racket to flourish all through the years. There is no better document to regulate the flow of tourists and control the influx of illegal immigrants than the ILP. ILP needs a tough honest government run by tough honest leaders, tough honest bureaucracy backed by tough honest public. Today, amidst bizarre claims on Dimapur, the Government must act.
The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) and its Federating Units have been extensively conducting verification of Inner Line Permit (ILP) holders in various Districts in the past many years. We are often perturbed that the enforcement of the ILP in the State has not been properly implemented and the influx of Illegal Immigrants is posing as the biggest demographic threat to the indigenous inhabitants of the State.
Over the years, we have been demanding over and over again for the effective implementation of ILP regime in Dimapur. The lack of stringent implementation of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BERF) 1873 and the exclusion of Dimapur District from the purview of ILP have made the Dimapur district a safe haven for Illegal Immigrants. It is without any doubt to assert that, overwhelming population of people with questionable identities are inhabiting Dimapur District which is evident as most of them do not possess any documents of their Identification Proof. It is also an established fact that, if Dimapur is allowed to be converted to a melting pot, overwhelmed by people with questionable identities, the rest of Nagaland in particular and the North Eastern hills will be illegally dominated, threatening our identity, culture and our very survival and resulting in societal destruction. Nagaland is too small and its population little to handle this undeniable threat to the extent where our society could easily be plunged into refugees in our own land.
Therefore, we immediately demand;-
-The government should not mix RIIN with the ILP regime as the RIIN issue is under the consideration of the committee being set-up by the government of Nagaland.
-The government should not further delay the implementation of ILP due to RIIN or any other reasons whatsoever.
-The Government to implement the ILP regime in Dimapur district in toto.
-Envisage an effective mechanism to protect all genuine citizens.
-Set a time bound period for the ILP regime implementation effective immediately.
-We endorse the Abhishek Singh recommendation for the ILP regime implementation in Dimapur district.
-Strictly implement the mechanism based on our previous propositions through our sincere representations and memorandums.
-To exercise the political will to deliver on its commitment.
In the meantime, we have also directed our Federating units to effectively carry out its responsible role of monitoring and verifying any matter related to this issue. We further put on record that the Federation shall carry out checking and verification at any time and in the event where any defaulters are detected immediate action shall be carried out. Stated in the press release by NSF President Ninoto Awomi and Dievi Yano, NSF Vice-president.