CNTC questions state govt. on migrant policy
Dimapur, Oct. 3 (EMN): The Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has questioned the silence of the chief minister and his legislators on what it stated was a burning issue concerning migration of people from other countries, including Bangladesh.
A press statement from CNTC on Tuesday stated that the “issue of the illegal immigrant in the state” has now already reached an alarming proportion. It questioned the Nagaland legislators’ alleged reluctance to act when there was already “a clear directive given to the states by the central government and the ministry of Home Affairs instructing to deport all illegal immigrants in the states.”
It also asked Home Minister Y Patton of the ‘steps and directives taken on the latest (reports of) Rohingya refugees entering the state as there has been reports they are already in Dimapur and Kohima.’
“Though our other neighbouring states have stepped up their vigil across their borders and all their enforcement agencies are high on alert, our state government is still insensitive and indifferent on such a serious issue. When even other nations are in apprehension, the CNTC expressed (sic) its bewilderment on the deafening silence and the inaction of our elected representatives and wondered (sic) if they are even aware of these things and how risky is the vulnerable population of our people has become now (sic).”
The CNTC statement also expressed support to the Western Sumi Hoho’s demand of installing the Inner-Line Permit (ILP) check-gate to its earlier original place.