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Illegal immigrants: NSF demands government action within 30 days

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By EMN Updated: Oct 05, 2017 12:56 am
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Dimapur, Oct. 4 (EMN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has demanded that the Nagaland government start taking action to curb the influx of illegal immigrants into Nagaland and to engage the Inner Line Permit (ILP) effectively. The NSF issued a copy of a memorandum addressed to the chief secretary on Wednesday. The federation has demanded ‘a prompt and sagacious action’ within 30 days.Dimapur, Oct. 4 (EMN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has demanded that the Nagaland government start taking action to curb the influx of illegal immigrants into Nagaland and to engage the Inner Line Permit (ILP) effectively. The NSF issued a copy of a memorandum addressed to the chief secretary on Wednesday. The federation has demanded ‘a prompt and sagacious action’ within 30 days.The NSF expressed concern at the ‘impending’ threat of influx of non-locals and illegal immigrants into Nagaland and the lack of stringent implementation of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BERF) Act of 1873 and the provisions of BERF Act of 1873 ‘becoming irrelevant in our present context.’  The federation has placed a number of ‘terms and conditions’ to be incorporated in framing a “new modality” for the implementation of the BEFR Act of 1873.

Territorial coverage: Dimapur district should come under the purview of Inner Line Permit Regulation.

Documents to be produced while applying ILP:

a. Applicants (mainland Indians): Voter’s ID card, Permanent Residential Certificate

b. Applicants (Assam): Voter’s ID card, Permanent Residential Certificate, Land Patta, Electoral Roll enrollment duly signed by the District Magistrate and Election Officer, National Citizen Register (issued before 1963)

c. Local guarantor:

a. Indigenous Certificate, Residential Proof Certificate and Identity Proof Certificate

b. A joint photograph with his/her ward should be produced

1. Undertaking: ILP applicants should produce two local guarantors (employer and house owner). Both the guarantors should sign an undertaking

a. Local guarantors and the applicants should be physically present when applying for ILP.

b. That he/she should deport his/her ward on the expiry of ILP and report to the ILP monitoring cell.

c. That he/she should be held responsible if legal cases against his/her ward arises.

2. Validity of ILP: A maximum of 15 days should be granted.

3. Administrative Mechanism:

a. Set up separate ILP monitoring cell in each and every district headed by an additional deputy commissioner.

b. Main entry and exit point should have CCTVs installed

c. Periodical orientation courses for administrative officials in the ILP monitoring cell and police personnel who man main check gates

d. Proper records of ILP holders, guarantors and deportation should be maintained.e. Any kind of permit / license / certificates should not be issued to ILP holders.f. A person should be made to act as guarantor of two ILPs only.

4. Upgrade the present Industrial Training Institutes to skill development institutions and add more relevant trades and courses in all the districts.

5. Government of Nagaland should initiate programmes with village councils, town / ward / colony leaders and apex tribal bodies in all the districts. The government should empower the local bodies in the implementation of the ILP system.

The NSF stated that it was “perturbed” by the lackadaisical approach of the government in the implementation and regulation of the ILP. The federation has demanded ‘a prompt and sagacious action to the concern broached above within 30 days,’ the press release added.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 05, 2017 12:56:36 am